Will the UK end up as Norway?

The closer the relationship a non-member has to the EU, the more the EU sets the terms of operation for that state, John Erik Fossum writes, drawing some lessons from Norway in the event of a future Brexit.

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What are the implications of not being a member of the European Union in today’s Europe? The UK’s situation is unique in that no sovereign state has thus far left the EU. Norway and to a lesser extent Switzerland, both of which qualify for EU membership but have decided not to join, provide the most relevant case studies of the effects of close association without EU membership, which Brexit most likely would entail.

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What does Norway do?
Prospect Magazine, 6 June 2016

Published June 13, 2016 10:52 AM - Last modified Feb. 4, 2022 2:42 PM