The European Consultative Committee

The European Consultative Committee is the Storting body responsible for consultations with the Government on European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) matters.

The Committee principally considers EU legal acts (directives and regulations) that are to be dealt with in the EEA Committee. The rules concerning the Committee’s scope of activities are laid down in section 17 of the Storting’s Rules of Procedure.

The European Consultative Committee comprises the members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence and the members of the Storting’s Delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees. Other specialist committees may be invited to take part in consultations if the items under discussion are of particular relevance to their spheres of responsibility. The Minister of EEA and EU Affairs represents the Government, with other government ministers being invited to take part as required. The chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence is also the chair of the Committee.

Meetings of the European Consultative Committee are called before matters are considered in the EEA Committee. The Government is responsible for putting forward the items under discussion. The members of the European Consultative Committee recommend which line the Government should take on the different issues, but it is up to the Government to make the final decisions on behalf of Norway. Though not bound by the recommendations made by the Committee, the system of parliamentarianism ensures that the Government is accountable to and dependent on the confidence of the Storting.

Contact

Postal address

Europautvalget
Stortinget
0026 Oslo

E-mail: postmottak.internasjonal@stortinget.no

Committee Secretary

Mr Eivind S. Homme
Tel: 23 31 35 13
eivind.s.homme@stortinget.no

Senior Advisers

Ms Margrethe Saxegaard
Tel: 23 31 36 07 
mars@stortinget.no

Mr Per Nestande 
Tel: 23 31 36 11
per.nestande@stortinget.no

Storting Archives

Ms Lene Andreassen
Tel: 23 31 37 22
lene.andreassen@stortinget.no

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Committee members
Role Name Political Party
Head of Delegation Huitfeldt, Anniken Labour Party
Deputy Head of Delegation Tetzschner, Michael Conservative Party
Member Amundsen, Per-Willy Progress Party
Member Christensen, Jette F. Labour Party
Member Elvenes, Hårek Conservative Party
Member Hareide, Knut Arild Christian Democratic Party
Member Helleland, Trond Conservative Party
Member Kolberg, Martin Labour Party
Member Limi, Hans Andreas Progress Party
Member Lysbakken, Audun Socialist Left Party
Member Marthinsen, Marianne Labour Party
Member Navarsete, Liv Signe Centre Party
Member Raja, Abid Q. Liberal Party
Member Schou, Ingjerd Conservative Party
Member Støre, Jonas Gahr Labour Party
Member Tybring-Gjedde, Christian Progress Party