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country holding the EU presidency, and meetings at the political level are
held regularly with the European Commission and the European
Parliament. The government also gives a high priority to co-operation in the
Nordic, Barents, Baltic and North Sea regions.
Norway, as is the case with many other countries, is meeting the
challenges of globalisation, situated in a strategic triangle between the US,
the EU and Russia. An economically powerful China is also of strategic
© Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market importance for Norway. Access to strategic resources is very important for
the development and the social stability of a country. Norway is very much
following the idea of Claus von Clausewitz on “the logic of strategy with the
grammar of commerce” (Clausewitz, 1813/1871).
At the same time, Norway does not want to become a member of
the EU. When the President of the European Commission, José Manuel
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