EEA causes regulatory jungle

The European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement is not all positive for Norwegian business, according to a report by Dagens Næringsliv. While it gives Norway critical access to the European Union, the agreement has also given Norwegian companies several hundred new regulations to comply with, many of which overlap with existing Norwegian law. The government is slowly sifting through the many thousands of Norwegian regulations to eliminate those that have been superceded, but new regulations keep coming from abroad.