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Transposition of the SE legislation in Norway (Final Report: 2006)

The present article has three parts. First we briefly review the process concerning the Statute (or the new Law on European Companies) and second we review the Directive. EU directives have been implemented in Norway in two different ways: through laws and through collective agreements. As an example, the Directive on European Works Councils is part of the National Agreement between LO and NHO and is also included in a number of other national agreements (between other trade unions and other employers’ associations) As a counter-example, the new Directive on Workers’ Information and Consultation (Dir 2002/14) forms part of the forthcoming law on the working environment (intended to pass through Parliament this spring). Concerning the Directive on workers’ participation in European Companies, implementation is taking “the legal route”. The SE directive is being implemented in Norway by way of regulation.

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Translated transposition laws 

The full text of the transposition laws and (for most countries) unofficial translations into English can be downloaded from the EU Commission website


Lionel Fulton (2006) Anchoring the European Company in national law