AprÝl - J˙lÝ  2005

Yr­u ═slendingar ß k÷ldum klaka
ef Nor­menn gengju Ý ESB?
Oft heyrist fullyrt a­ Nor­menn muni ganga Ý Evrˇpusambandi­ innan fßrra ßra og ■ß muni EES-kerfi­ hrynja. ═slendingar eigi ■ß engan annan kost en a­ ganga Ý ESB ef ■eir Štli ekki a­ standa uppi samningslausir vi­ helstu vi­skiptal÷nd sÝn. A­ sjßlfs÷g­u er ■etta hrŠ­slußrˇ­ur og řkjur. ═slendingar eiga margra annarra kosta v÷l hva­ svo sem Nor­menn gera. Lesa meira

ESB og Evrˇpa er sitt hva­
Stu­ningsmenn ESB vÝ­a um l÷nd reyna ßkaft a­ telja fˇlki tr˙ um a­ ESB sÚ Evrˇpa og ÷ll samvinna EvrˇpurÝkja fari fram ß ■eim vettvangi. Oft er fˇlki talin tr˙ um a­ starfsemi Evrˇpurß­sins og MannrÚttindadˇmstˇlsins Ý Strassborg sÚ ß vegum ESB. Lesa meira

Fullyr­ingin um 80% yfirt÷ku stenst ekki
═ ßrˇ­ri fyrir a­ild ═slands og Noregs a­ ESB hefur ■vÝ oft veri­ haldi­ fram a­ ■essi rÝki sÚu tilneydd a­ yfirtaka 80% af l÷gum og tilskipunum ESB gegnum EES-samninginn og ■vÝ sÚ eins gott fyrir ■au a­ stÝga skrefi­ til fulls. SamkvŠmt rannsˇkn norska utanrÝkisrß­uneytisins yfirtˇk Noregur 2.129 af 11.511 l÷gum og tilskipunum ESB ß ßrunum 1997 - 2003, ■.e. innan vi­ 20 %.   ┴rˇ­ursklisjan um 80% yfirt÷ku stenst ekki Ý Noregi og samkvŠmt upplřsingum Ýslenska utanrÝkisrß­uneytisins er hlutfalli­ svipa­ ß ═slandi, jafnvel heldur lŠgra.

Yfirrß­ landhelgi Ý stjˇrnarskrß ESB
═ vŠntanlegri stjˇrnarskrß ESB grein I-12 er ■a­ ni­ur neglt a­ ESB hafi ˙rslitayfirrß­ yfir lÝfrÝki sjßvar vi­ strendur a­ildarrÝkja Ý samrŠmi vi­ sameiginlega fiskvei­istefnu.  Lesa meira

Gengi krˇnunnar

Danir og
Nor­menn

S÷guleg
vei­ireynsla

┌r řmsum ßttum

Stjˇrnarskrß ESB

Marklaus kosning

Fjßrkr÷fur ESB

HvÝ s÷g­u SvÝar nei?

ESB og EES
The EU and EEA

Would Iceland be in trouble
if Norway became a member of the EU?

Often it is maintained that the EEA agreement will be impracticable, even invalid, if Norway becomes a member of the EU. Then the only alternative for the people of Iceland would be to do the same if the nation were not to lose its favourable free-trade agreement with the EU nations. Of course this clichÚ is nonsense. The Icelanders will have many choices, regardless of what the people of Norway decide to do.   Read more

The EU and Europe are different things

Advocates of the EU often try to persuade people to believe that the EU is Europe, and that all the important cooperation between states in Europe takes place within the EU. Many people think that the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights are part of the EU activities. Read more

The 80% clichÚ does not hold water
Often it is maintained in the propaganda for Icelandic and Norwegian membership of the EU that these states transpose 80% of EU┤s laws and directives due to the EEA Agreement and therefore it would be best for Iceland to take the final step. According to new statistics from the Norwegian foreign Ministry, the EU introduced in the years 1997 - 2003 a total of 11.511 different pieces of legislation of which 2.129 were adopted by Norway. The 80% clichÚ does not hold water in Norway and according to information from the Icelandic ministry for foreign affaires the percentage is even lower in Iceland.

Exclusive competence
If Iceland were a member of the EU, the EU would have the deciding voice in the management of the fisheries off Iceland's coast, between the 12-mile and 200-mile lines. Franz Fishler, the EU-Commissioner, responsible for Fisheries, made it quite clear in a meeting in Reykjavik that Iceland would have to accept this basic principle which also is stated in article I-12 of the Constitution(a draft): "The Union shall have exclusive competence to establish competition rules within the internal market, and in the following areas . . . the conservation of marine biological resources under the common fisheries policy." Read more  See also: The fisheries