|Fossum, John Erik, Graver, Hans Petter
|Economic and Social Research Council
|The UK in a Changing Europe
|Journal | Series | Blog
On 8 May 2018 the UK’s House of Lords passed an amendment to require the House of Commons to vote on remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA), the possibility of Britain adopting the so-called ‘Norway model’ was back on the agenda of British politics.
Here the authors of Squaring the Circle on Brexit: Could the Norway Model Work?*, John Erik Fossum and Hans Petter Graver, gave some background to Norway’s relationship with the European Union and revealed the truth behind some common myths about the Norway model.
* Squaring the Circle on Brexit: Could the Norway Model Work?
This book provided a systematic assessment of the so-called Norway Model, suggested as an off-the-shelf option for the UK to ‘square the circle’ after Brexit.
Two preeminent Norwegian scholars of politics and law offered a comprehensive first-hand account of Norway’s relationship with the EU and how this affected the country’s legal and political system, setting out what Britain could learn from Norway’s experience and how transferable these lessons were.
Their analysis also explored what impact the UK’s presence was likely to have on existing members of the European Economic Area (EEA) discussing both the opportunities and the challenges.
The UK in a Changing Europe
It provides an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insights and analysis about UK-EU relations that stands aside from the politics surrounding the debate.
The Initiative’s work is tailored to be easily accessible to policy makers, businesses, journalists, civil society organisations, educational institutions and the general public who are interested in the UK’s relationship with the EU.
It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and based at King’s College London.
|Countries / Regions
|Norway, United Kingdom