Welcome to the homepage of the Delegation of the European Union to Norway . The English version has limited content, but our site in Norwegian is frequently updated and provides a great deal of information about the European Union.
The EU enjoys good and broad relationship with Norway. The Agreement on the European Economic Area is at the core of our relations. According to this Agreement, Norway participates fully in the EU Internal Market, establishing free movement of goods, capital, services and people with the sole exception of the fishery and the agricultural sectors.
In addition, Norway is associated member of the Schengen Agreement, allowing for travel without a passport within the Schengen area, involving 25 European countries. Furthermore, Norway participates in Europol, several European agencies and a large number of cooperation programmes.
There is vivid interest in European issues in Norway, culminating once in a while in reflections about the implications of EU membership. It is of course up to the Norwegians and nobody else to decide whether to join the European Union or not. Nevertheless, I believe it is of high significance that the Norwegian public could follow developments in the EU, regardless of views on the membership issue itself.
This is all the more important, since we are so close to each other that events and processes in the European Union and Norway have widespread implications for all our citizens. It is therefore essential for this Delegation to provide regular, genuine and precise information about the European Union to the Norwegian public.
This is why we are ready and willing to give presentations in Oslo and many other towns as well as receive groups here at the Delegation. This is why we put forward the present website.
Thank you for visiting our site. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments or questions. Your feedback is very much appreciated as we constantly strive to improve our services.
János Herman, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation to the European Union to Norway