Surviving Brexit: twelve lessons from Norway

NUPI Policy Brief
International organizations  The EU  Foreign policy
Written by

Ulf Sverdrup

Former Director


One year after the referendum, after losing its majority in the general election, the UK government is revising what Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson famously labelled the ‘Cake-and-Eat-It’ approach to Brexit. In this context, it might be worth asking if there is anything the UK can learn from Norway’s quarter of a century experience as a ‘quasimember’ of the European Union.