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15.04.2017 - 21: 35

In the EU, we think about the implementation of the "Norwegian model" exit of Britain from the union

The European Union is considering the implementation of Brexit "Norwegian model", which suggests the UK's membership of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), wrote in a Saturday newspaper "Politika", citing a source in the European Commission.

The newspaper calls this model "Norwegian" as it reflects the current version of the interaction between Norway and the EU. Despite the fact that Norway is not an EU member, it is a member of the EEA and EFTA and has access to the EU market.

With the "Norwegian model" the UK will be able to maintain trade relations with the EU, as from the entry into EFTA she can apply for membership in the European Economic Area.

The EFTA currently includes Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Initially it was formed at the initiative of the United Kingdom, who left the association in 1973 year.

A source: INTERFAX

Tags: EU, UK, Brexit, Politics, Economics, Norway