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The Brexit Alternatives and their Implications

What might the UK learn from the experiences of other European states that are outside the EU but have endeavoured to maintain close economic ties to it? With Joachim Blatter, Erik O Eriksen Sieglinde Gstöhl and Kevin Featherstone

November 27th, 2017||0 Comments|
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    ‘You’ll hate it’: why the Norway option amounts to self-inflicted subservience to the EU

‘You’ll hate it’: why the Norway option amounts to self-inflicted subservience to the EU

Why did David Cameron decline ‘the Norway option’, and why did the Norwegian prime minister warn Britain against Brexit, saying ‘You’ll hate it’? Erik O Eriksen (University of Oslo) argues that for the UK, the so-called Norway option of EEA membership would amount to self-inflicted subservience to the EU. Norwegians have traded any say in EU rules for all-important access to the Single […]