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The 1995 enlargement of the European Union: The accession of Finland and Sweden

Written by Edward Whitfield, This year, Finland and Sweden celebrate the 20th anniversary of their accession to the European Union, as does Austria. This study is an examination of the events that surrounded this enlargement from the specific viewpoint of the first two countries, both Nordic states. The examination takes into account the relevant pressures … Continue reading

International Court of Justice rules on Japanese Antarctic whaling programme

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on 31 March 2014 that Japan’s large-scale whaling programme in the Antarctic was in breach of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, as well as other international obligations for the preservation of marine mammals and the marine environment. International Conventions on Whaling Whaling is … Continue reading

Women in politics

Only 120 years ago women first gained the right to vote in national elections, and actually New Zealand was the pioneer. To celebrate this anniversary, a special event will be held from 27 to 29 November 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels. Women in Parliaments Global Forum and the European Parliament have joined forces … Continue reading

Increase of Norway’s import duties for some agricultural products: impact and reactions

Traditionally a strong supporter of its agricultural sector, Norway has since 1 January 2013 been applying new ad valorem duties on imports of certain types of cheese, sheep and beef meat, resulting in sharp increases to respectively 277%, 429%, and 344%. This move was preceded by a new 72% import duty on hortensia flowers in … Continue reading

Les relations commerciales entre l’UE et la Norvège. Etat des lieux et perspectives

EU-Norway trade relations. State of play and outlook for the future Malgré quelques turbulences isolées, les relations commerciales entre l’Union européenne (UE) et la Norvège se caracté-risent par une intégration poussée des marchés et par une interdépendance stratégique dans le domaine énergétique. Partie de l’Espace Economique Européen (EEE), la Norvège jouit d’une position particulière face … Continue reading

EU-Norway cooperation in the area of foreign policy and defence

The paradox of Norway’s “Inside, outside” approach towards the EU is particularly apparent in the areas of foreign policy and defence. Increasingly aware of its limited influence on EU policy formulation, Norway has adopted a proactive and participative approach to avoid marginal-isation. Norway’s foreign policy is aligned with the majority of EU foreign policy declaration … Continue reading

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