European Union faces major HEADACHE as good Brexit deal for Britain will ENRAGE ...

European Union faces major HEADACHE as good Brexit deal for Britain will ENRAGE ...
European Union faces major HEADACHE as good Brexit deal for Britain will ENRAGE ...

Brussels was successful in keeping a united 27 member states in the first round of Brexit negotiations with the UK.

However, the bloc could face fury from European Free Trade Association (EFTA) state Norway over its relationship with the European Union if Britain is given a good Brexit deal.

Jan Erik Grindheim, a Norwegian political scientist at Civita warned Norway could want to go back to the table to demand a better relationship with the EU depending on Britain’s future relationship with Brussels.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, he said: “I think on the ‘no side’ to European Union membership, they will demand that. They have already said that if Britain gets a good agreement they will demand a better deal.

Jean-Claude Juncker and Jan Erik GrindheimEXPRESS•GETTYNorway could demand a better deal with the EU if Britain gets a good Brexit deal

“Also, researchers like myself and people are more balance would say this is a possibility.

“I don’t think we can have a better agreement than we have. Apart from the fact that I would like full membership, of course.

“But, not only the hard-liners but also in the centre of politics would argue that we should at least look at a new situation if Britain gets a good agreement.”

Speaking in February, Mr Grindheim also warned Norway was split over whether they would want Britain to join EFTA as it could disturb the balance of power between nations.

He said: “Today together with Iceland and Liechtenstein we are the superpower of the EEA agreement, but with Britain in we would be a small country.”

They have already said that if Britain gets a good agreement they will demand a better

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