Norway’s brexit team meetings

Brexit-utvalget i Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Fra venstre. Laila Stenseng, Jan Ole GudmundsenNiels EngelschiønLars-Erik HaugeJørn Gloslie, Anne Kjersti Amundsen.Oslo. Brexit team in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From left. Laila Stenseng, Jan Ole GudmundsenNiels EngelschiønLars-Erik Hauge Jørn Gloslie, Anne Kjersti Amundsen..Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Maintaining Norwegian agreements with Britain from the 1970s is part of the job for Norwegian bureaucrats embarking on the work of Brexit.

On the top sits European minister Elisabeth Vik Aspaker, but under her she has a small army of bureaucrats starting the work of mapping Norway’s relations with Britain.

The group has been established by the Foreign Ministry, and will find out what Brexit means for Norway and how the Norwegian authorities can best safeguard Norwegian interests.

The aim is twofold: EEA and other agreements shall remain fixed, and Norway should have an equally good relationship with Britain as it does today.

Tuesday  economics minister Monica Mæland ushers an autumn meeting marathon where she is in London to meet British Trade Minister Liam Fox.

The Ministry’s working group will meet every six weeks and hope to have a preliminary survey of ministries ready in late autumn.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today