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“Why is Norway not a member of the European Union?”

The answer comes from Rune Bjåstad, Minister Counsellor for Culture and Communication at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Paris.

“The reason is quite simple, the Norwegian people said, ‘no’ twice in referendums, each time by a narrow majority.

“The arguments for saying ‘no’ were that membership was a threat to the sovereignty of Norway, the fishing industries and agriculture would suffer, that membership would result in increased centralisation, and there would be less favourable conditions for equality and the welfare state. Fishing is extremely important to the Norwegian economy, especially for coastal areas. It is the second largest industry in our country, after oil.


and polls have not become more pro since: a steady decline X-D

from 45% yes to 22% yes -23% in 10 years! GOOD WORK ALL INVOLVED!

Date Conductor Yes No
2006-05[29] Response 45% 55%
2007-04[29] Response 45% 55%
2008-05[29] Response 40% 60%
2009-06[35] Norstat 40.6% 50.3%
2010-07[44] Sentio 25.3% 66.1%
2013-01[54] Sentio 18.7% 70.8%
2014-08[55] Sentio 17.8% 70.5%
2015-12[56] Sentio 18.1% 72.0%
2016-08[58] Ipsos MMI 16% 66%
2018-06[59] Sentio 22% 67%

How did Norway handle the refugee crisis?

“migration of Norway to USA peaked 150 years ago in the 1880s”

“if you want to stop migration – we need an international community that creates jobs where people are living”

“Africa will be 3 billion people in the next 100 years – we have to create jobs in Africa – if not we get the movement – that is an argument for more international cooperation – not less” (Erna Solberg interview – American News – Published on Jun 6, 2018)

“During the European migrant crisis in 2015, a total of 31,145 asylum seekers crossed the Norwegian border in 2015.[16] The number had not been as high since the Balkan wars in 1990s. Most of the asylum seekers came from Afghanistan and Syria. In 2016, the number was dramatically reduced by almost 90%. In 2016, 3460 asylum seekers came to Norway. This was partly due to the stricter border control in Europe.[17] The EU-Turkey agreement, implemented Mars 20th 2016, was made in order strengthen organized channels of immigration to Europe, and prevent irregular migration from Turkey to the EU.[18]

As part of the UN, Norway receives UN quota refugees. In 2015, the Norwegian government announced that they would receive 8,000 Syrian quota refugees between 2015 and 2017.” (src: Wikipedia)


Mário Centeno, head / CEO / chairman of the Eurogroup.

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On the study of Transparency International, presented today, on the lack of transparency, accountability and Democratic control of the Eurogroup, the spokesperson for Alliance 90/the greens in the European Parliament, says Sven Giegold:

28-as-of-2018-Member States of the European Union (EU)
28-as-of-2018-Member States of the European Union (EU)

“The study by Transparency International puts its Finger on the wound of European democracy: the Eurogroup is the darkroom of the EU.

It is one of the biggest blemishes of European democracy that such an important body operates in such an intransparent manner and without European control.

The democratic deficits of the Eurogroup make the EU as a whole vulnerable to Democratic criticism.

Previous reforms of the Eurogroup are far too short.

In order to achieve accountability and control, the Eurogroup must be embedded in the EU’s institutional structure.

Instead of a national finance minister as president, the Eurogroup should be headed by the EU finance commissioner.

We need a euro finance minister, who is at the same time EU finance commissioner and Eurogroup chief.

We should reopen the debate on a euro-finance minister to the European elections.

The Eurogroup should be controlled by the European Parliament.

There must be public minutes of meetings of the Eurogroup.

If the Eurogroup does not remove its democratic deficits, it will make itself vulnerable and weakens itself again and again, especially in times of crisis.”

A study by Transparency International:

download backup mirror: TI-EU EuroGroup report – Transparency International global anti-corruption movement.pdf


Mário Centeno, Chef/CEO/Vorsitzender der Eurogruppe.

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Zur heute vorgestellten Studie von Transparency International zu mangelnder Transparenz, Rechenschaftspflicht und demokratischer Kontrolle der Eurogruppe sagt der Sprecher von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen im Europäischen Parlament, Sven Giegold:

“Die Studie von Transparency International legt den Finger auf die Wunde der europäischen Demokratie: Die Eurogruppe ist die Dunkelkammer der EU. Es ist eines der größten Makel der europäischen Demokratie, dass ein so bedeutendes Gremium derart intransparent und ohne europäische Kontrolle arbeitet. Die demokratischen Defizite der Eurogruppe machen die EU insgesamt angreifbar für Demokratiekritik. Bisherige Reformschritte der Eurogruppe greifen deutlich zu kurz. Um Rechenschaftspflicht und Kontrolle zu erreichen, muss die Eurogruppe in das Institutionengefüge der EU eingebettet werden. Statt von einem nationalen Finanzminister als Präsidenten, sollte die Eurogruppe vom EU-Finanzkommissar geleitet werden. Wir brauchen einen Euro-Finanzminister, der gleichzeitig EU-Finanzkommissar und Eurogruppenchef ist. Die Debatte über einen Euro-Finanzminister sollten wir zu den Europawahlen erneut führen. Die Eurogruppe sollte vom Europaparlament kontrolliert werden. Es muss öffentliche Sitzungsprotokolle der Eurogruppe geben. Wenn die Eurogruppe ihre demokratische Defizite nicht aufhebt, macht sie sich gerade in Krisenzeiten immer wieder angreifbar und schwächt sich dadurch selbst.”

Studie von Transparency International:

Varoufakis-Leaks EuroGroup: The Liberal Establishment massively mishandled the Greek crisis

The minutes of the meetings of the Euro group include published!

(there are no minutes!)

Die Protokolle der Treffen der Euro-Gruppe gehören veröffentlicht!

(es wurden keine Angefertigt… ausser von Varoufakis)

The Eurogroup is not subject to European Law

Most people believe that the answer is: the Eurogroup. Indeed, it is in the Eurogroup where the crucial decisions are reached on which the present and future of Europe depend. Except that the Eurogroup does not exist in European law!1 Without written rules, or legal process, the Eurogroup makes important decisions that are subsequently rubber-stamped, without any serious debate, at the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin).2


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