Europalov is an independant Norwegian website that follows the decision-making processes on matters relevant to the European Economic Agreement (EEA) and the Agreement on the Schengen co-operation.
For each legislative act you may follow the process from the original proposal through the decisions of the European institutions, the EEA Joint Committee (for EEA matters) and the Norwegian government (for Schengen matters) and its implementation into Norwegian law. Drawing on public information from a number of sources, europalov.no aims to give the reader an efficient up-to-date overview and a one-stop entry point to relevant documents. A weekly newsletter keeps subscribers informed on recent developments across all policy areas.
The EEA Agreement entered into force in 1994 and ensures the full participation of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein in the internal marked of the European Union, enabling free movement of persons, goods, capital, and services between 30 European countries. By virtue of the EEA Agreement, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein also participate in a number of EU programmes outside the four freedoms.
In 1999 Norway concluded an agreement with the EU on its association with the Schengen cooperation on common external border and elimination of internal border controls. Schengen also provides for cooperation between the police authorities of the participating countries. This agreement entitles Norway to take active part in drafting new legislation on the implementation, application and further development of the Schengen acquis. It is Norway’s most important agreement with the EU apart from the EEA Agreement.
Europalov is a private project founded by Tore Grønningsæter, who lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. Comments or questions concerning the site cand be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.