For 20 years, Iceland and Norway have shared a common model for partial participation in the European integration processes, through the European Economic Area (EEA), Schengen and other agreements with the EU. In January this year, a committee appointed by the Norwegian government presented the report “Outside and Inside. Norway’s agreements with the EU”, which describes and analyses this model and how it has developed and functioned over the years.
On March 27th the Chairman of the EEA Review Committee, Professor Fredrik Sejersted, and the leader of the Committee´s Secretariat, Professor Ulf Sverdrup, presented the report´s main findings in Reykjavík, at a seminar hosted by the IIA-CSSS and the Norwegian Embassy in Iceland. The seminar attracted a large audience and a lot of media attention, due to its direct relevance for Iceland today, being a member of the EEA but at the same time also in the midst of accession negotiations with the EU.