The UK withdrawal from the EU - Legal implications for Norway as party to the EEA Agreement

Foreign policy  The EU
Written by

Christophe Hillion

Former employee (part time)


By leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom withdraws from all EU international commitments. The disentanglement of the UK from the EU, Brexit, will thus affect third states and organisations with which the EU entertains relations. Norway will be no exception, particularly in view of the many agreements the country has concluded with the EU, covering a wide range of areas and entailing a high degree of integration with the Union’s legal order, the EEA being the most important of these agreements.