Article | Last updated: 07/10/2021 | Ministry of Energy
Norway has a close cooperation with the EU on energy issues, and is part of the internal energy market through the EEA agreement. The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has regular contact with the Commission. The Norwegian Minister and the EU Commissioner meet on a regular basis through the EU-Norway Energy Dialogue.
The Ministry's EEA Strategy describes how the Ministry's work on EU/EEA matters is organised, and sets out goals and priorities. It includes a list of important fora in which the Ministry participates, and useful links to more information.
Link to the EEA strategy (in Norwegian)
How the Ministry's work on EU/EEA matters is organised:
- The responsibility for each legislative act lies within the relevant units of the Ministry.
- The Ministry's internal EEAcoordination group discusses and coordinates the Ministry's work.
- The Energy Counsellor in Brussels follows EU energy policy closely and reports back to the Ministry.
- Energy acts are discussed with other relevant Ministries in regular meetings ("spesialutvalget for energy").
- The Ministries also meet regularly to discuss EU matters of a general nature ("koordineringsutvalget for EU/EØS")
- Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein meet in EFTA's working group on energy
- The Ministry organises regular meetings with Norwegian stakeholders to discuss relevant EU issues in the energy field.
Relevant contacts at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy:
Kristin Thorvaldsen – tlf: (+47) 22 24 61 64 / e-mail: Kristin.Thorvaldsen@oed.dep.no
Energy councillor at Mission of Norway to the EU in Brussels:
Ragnar Semundseth – tlf: (+47)23953445 / e-mail: Ragnar.Semundseth@mfa.no
More information on Norway's relations with the EU on this website.