It is in Norway’s national interest to cooperate closely with the EU and to participate actively in the ongoing political processes in Europe. In order to successfully influence important decisions, Norway must be more clear and assertive, and more active in the early stages of debate on issues of European policy.
Norway’s relations with Europe
The EU is Norway’s most important trading partner, and EU policy has an impact on many sectors of Norwegian society.
The European Economic Area Agreement
The Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) is the cornerstone of relations between Norway and the EU. It brings together the 27 EU member states and the three EEA Efta states Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein in the internal market governed by the same basic rules.
EEA and Norway Grants
These pages provide information on Norway's contribution to reducing social and economic disparities within the European Economic Area (EEA).
Related topics and insights
An overview of some key areas for Norway that will be affected by the forthcoming negotiations.
Department for European Affairs and International Trade
Phone: +47 23 95 05 51
Address: Postboks 8114 Dep., 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: 7. juniplassen 1 / Victoria Terrasse 7,