European Union Delegation to Norway

European Year for Development


10/12/2014 - Juncker Commission takes oath of independence at the European Court of Justice

President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Members of the College of Commissioners are taking their formal oath of office today in Luxembourg, at the Court of Justice of the EU. With this “solemn undertaking”, the members of the Commission are pledging to respect the Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, to carry out their responsibilities in complete independence and in the general interest of the Union.

01/12/2014 - Donald Tusk, new President of the European Council

On 1 December 2014, Donald Tusk, the former Prime Minister of Poland, replaced Herman Van Rompuy as the President of the European institution

01/11/2014 - Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission

Federica Mogherini succeeds Catherine Ashton as the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission on 1 November. She is also head of the European External Action Service

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New taxation rules from 2015

New taxation rules from 2015

From 1 January 2015 new rules for taxation of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services will be implemented.

20 years of the Single Market

20 years of the Single Market

The idea behind the Single Market is simplicity itself: treat the EU as one territory where people, money, goods and services interact freely to stimulate competition and trade, and improved efficiency. The increased choice of goods and services will raise quality and cut prices. It is the basic recipe for prosperity.

Trade relations EU-Norway

Trade relations EU-Norway

As part of the EEA Agreement, Norway is part of the European Single Market. In practice, the Agreement allows goods, capital, services and people to circulate freely in the whole EEA Area, including the EFTA countries Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. To ensure that equal rights apply for all companies in the area, the EEA Agreement also features common rules for competition and state subsidies.