British PM against "Norwegian model" after leaving EU
British PM David Cameron says he is against Britain adopting Norway's style of relations with the EU, should it leave the organization after a referendum.Source: Reuters
"Some people arguing for Britain to leave the European Union have particularly pointed to the position of Norway saying that is a good outcome," Cameron said, according to Reuters, and noted he would "guide very strongly against it."
"Norway actually pays as much per head to the EU as we do, they actually take twice as many per head migrants as we do in this country but of course they have no seat at the table, no ability to negotiate," said Cameron.
The agency noted that Norwegians rejected EU membership in referendums twice, and that the country," "along with Iceland and Liechtenstein has a European Economic Area agreement that gives it access to the bloc's single market."
In exchange ž2it accepts the EU's principles of freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and people as well as rules governing, among other things, employment law and competition," Reuters said, adding it also "contributes hundreds of millions of euros to the EU budget."