posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 03:37 AM
The re-election of Mr. George W. Bush as President for the United States of America seems to push Norway into the European Union.
Prime Minister Bondevik is concerned that Trans-Atlantic ties are being weakened, and by increased cooperation with EU, Norway would strengthen
it's foreign policy and improve in security matters.
Bondevik, who's already called for the Bush Administration to show more international cooperation, noted that he worries nonetheless that
trans-Atlantic ties may be weakened. Many, he suggested, may see a need for Norway to engage in stronger foreign policy cooperation with the European
Union, also in security matters.
Former Prime Minister Thorbjørn Jagland has long advocated that Norwegian membership in the EU would help contribute to putting some checks on the
power of Washington. Newspaper Aftenposten, which had supported John Kerry's bid for the White House, also picked up the theme in an editorial late
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The "No to EU"-side has always been a narrow winner in Norway. Has the conservatives in the US finally pushed the Government of Norway into the
ever-so-popular "On behalf of the safety of the population, We decide it is best to..."-policy.
Often referred to as an totalitarian policy.
Norway has already very extensive cooperation with the EU regarding policing issues. For instance the war against smuggling of drugs, weapons and
This is done mainly through the Schengen-treaty, EØS og EFTA.
[edit on 8-11-2004 by John bull 1]