European Union facts

After reading accounts of a recent joint meeting between the Norwegian Prime Minister and President Trump, I was amazed by the comment made by the President that more Norwegian immigrants should come over to the United States. Unfortunately, our President is misinformed of the culture and economy of some European nations.

I had the privilege of sharing a room at the Homer Research Center of Bethlehem Steel Corp. with a Norwegian engineer. We became close friends and I learned much about the Norwegian way of life. Norway, a non-member of the European Union (EU), has a higher standard of living than EU members Germany, Austria and the Scandinavian countries. My friend returned to Norway after working three years at the Bethlehem Steel Research Center.

Glen Ockenhouse