Challenges and opportunities for norway to become a european member.

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HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF NORWAY AND THE EU, 1905 TO 2009 ......................................... 1 1.1. AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR ........................................................................................................ 2 1.2. THE NORWEGIAN POST WAR POSITION .................................................................................................. 5 1.3. NORWAY ANDTHE EUROPEAN UNION PROCESS ................................................................................... 6 FROM 1972 TO 1995 ............................................................................................................................................ 8 1.4. FROM 1995 TOPRESENT:..................................................................................................................... 12

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: NORWAY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ................. 14 2.1. 2.2. 2.3. 2.4. NORWEGIAN RESOURCES .................................................................................................................... 15 ECONOMY........................................................................................................................................... 24 POLITIC ............................................................................................................................................... 28 SOCIAL ............................................................................................................................................... 29

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FUTURE OUTLOOK............................................................................................................................... 34 3.1. 3.2. 3.3. 3.4. 3.5. 3.6. 3.7. 3.8. 3.9. APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................................ 37 APPENDIX 1........................................................................................................................................ 38 APPENDIX 2 ........................................................................................................................................ 39 APPENDIX 3 ........................................................................................................................................ 40 APPENDIX 4........................................................................................................................................ 41 APPENDIX 5 ........................................................................................................................................ 42 APPENDIX 6 ........................................................................................................................................ 43 APPENDIX7 ........................................................................................................................................ 44 APPENDIX 8 ........................................................................................................................................ 46

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REFERENCES.......................................................................................................................................... 49

1. History and context of Norway and the EU, 1905 to 2009

In order to understand the relation, which links Norway and the EU we have to consider the historic context of both of them. If we compare the past of Norway to any other European member countries we will say that Norway has no real history. Everybody knows Norway as the landof the Vikings, fjords and the beautiful countryside, but nobody in Europe will be able to talk about a big historic event in Norway. Why? The reason is that the history of Norway, as an independent country, started only 100 years ago, in 1905. Before that, Norway was successively under control of the Danish and the Swedish. At that time, Norwegians were very poor; the main resources were fish,...
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