the EU summit that will be into hardcore brexit negotiations with the united Kingdom laws to take care of Norway.
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The experienced French EU politician Michel Barnier has been the mission from Brussels to lead the utmeldingsforhandlingene with the united Kingdom after the british 23. June of last year voted to opt out of the union.
Negotiations are expected to be very tough and demanding.
An agreement with the british can also have major consequences for Norway’s negotiations for a trade agreement with the London. With brexit leaving the british and also the Eu internal market, and Norway is in the theory without a trade agreement with the united Kingdom the day brexit is a fact.
prime Minister Erna Solberg sets with the top layer under the Barniers Oslo-visit on Wednesday. In addition to the prime minister meets Barnier minister of foreign affairs Børge Brende, the Norwegian minister of finance Siv Jensen, and the EUROPEAN union-minister Frank Bakke-Jensen.
– It is a priority to defend the EEA agreement, ” said Barnier at a short press conference after a arbeidslunsj with Solberg, and EU minister Frank Bakke-Jensen on the Prime minister’s office.
Norway are very important
He assured that the EUROPEAN union takes into account third countries such as Norway, which has an affiliation with the EU through the EEA-agreement, ahead of countries that do not have such agreements.
the Relationship between Norway and the EU is very close, thanks to the EEA, Norway is in the internal market. Norway is not large, but very important, ” says Barnier, and points out that Norway is the Eu’s sixth largest trading partner.
- 51,9 per cent of the british vote 23. June that the united Kingdom should leave the EUROPEAN union. 48,1 per cent voted to stay in the union.
- prime Minister David Cameron announced the day after the vote that he goes by.
- Former interior minister Theresa May later took over as prime minister.
- May has announced that she will trigger article 50 of the Lisbon treaty by the end of march 2017. It is the starting signal for the parties to agree on a deal within two years.
Barnier assures that Norway will not be parked on the sidelines during the negotiations with the british.
– With brexit we will work hand in hand with the EEA and Norway, ” says Bernier.
The fresh EU minister Frank Bakke-Jensen was satisfied and reassured after the meeting with Barnier.
– We have got clarity in what we think is important also is important for the EU, ” says Bakke-Jensen.
– Citizens first
Barnier says EU is ready to start negotiations as soon as the british trigger section 50 of utmeldingsforhandlinger. But he will not comment on the substance of the negotiations or the prime minister Theresa Mays fairly confrontational brexit-speech last week.
– Brexit has major consequences for many. Therefore, I will also so early in the process for Norway. For us, the citizens most importantly. Citizens first, says Barnier.
From the Norwegian side are added it does not hide the importance of an agreement with the united Kingdom.
Our first priority is to put in place an agreement with the british, our most important trading partner, said Norwegian trade and industry minister Monica Mæland to DN on Wednesday.
– Tough negotiations
DN met with prime minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday morning, before she had a meeting with Barnier.
It is quite possible to do well economically outside the EU.
Erna Solberg, prime minister of the
Britain’s prime minister Theresa May has warned that she will have the british out of the internal market. How do you think the relationship between the EUROPEAN union and the united Kingdom will be?
– It is very difficult to say. They must first activate the article 50, then use the two years to negotiate a utmeldingsavtale. But the british have to prepare for tough negotiations with the EUROPEAN union to put in place a good trade agreement. It is expected that the EU will require a certain kind of traffic and the flow of services across borders.
See challenges in service sector
Solberg points out that the united Kingdom stands in front of several challenges after brexit, when they themselves should deal with the tasks that the european community has helped to resolve.
– How do you think the british will fare outside the EU?
– It is quite possible to do well economically outside the EU, but for some sectors it may be more challenging than others, as for example parts of the service sector. If the Uk gets a weaker framework than that which exists today, it can lead to some of the major global høyprofitable companies move business elsewhere. At the same time, a weaker pound make a positive contribution for the british economy, through that it becomes easier for the british eksportselskaper to sell services abroad.
Need to get parlamentsgodkjennelse
The british prime minister Theresa May has warned that she will implement article 50 of the Lisbon treaty by the end of march. This will be the formal start of the utmeldelsesprosessen, where the EUROPEAN union and the united Kingdom has two years to come to an agreement.
In the autumn, demonstrated the many britons against øyrikets utmeldelse from the EUROPEAN union, but prime minister Theresa May has said that she will take the formal utmeldelsen by the end of march. Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/Afp/NTB Scanpix
on Tuesday, it was clear that May get a speed bump on the road. The british supreme court ruled then that the government of the united Kingdom must obtain approval from the parliament before the article 50 can be implemented.
chief analyst Erik Bruce at Nordea said Tuesday that he could not believe the supreme court ruling is a problem for the EU-exiten:
It seems that both the houses of parliament will vote to trigger article 50, and with it respect the british people’s decision, said Bruce.