The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration to the benefit of its four Member States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, celebrated each year on 1 October, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), publishes demographic indicators on elderly people living in the EU and EFTA countries.
The third round of free trade negotiations between the EFTA States and the Philippines was held from 21 to 25 September 2015 on the island of Panglao/Bohol in the Philippines.
On 28 September 2015, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint comment on the European Commission’s Communication on Better Regulation for Better Results – An EU Agenda.
Two key EU directives introducing new and revised rules for the handling of industrial emissions and animal by-products were among the 69 legal acts incorporated into the EEA Agreement by the EEA Joint Committee on 25 September.
Representatives of the four EFTA States and Albania met on 18 September in Geneva to sign a protocol adding a chapter on trade and sustainable development to the EFTA-Albania Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
This publication contains information on EFTA's activities and institutional framework, as well as a range of statistics on EFTA and its Member States. The publication is avaliable in paper or electronic pdf format.
54th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2014. The report is only available in electronic PDF format.
EFTA Bulletin - July 2015
This edition of the EFTA Bulletin looks at the EEA Agreement in historical perspective, explains how EU legal acts are incorporated into the Agreement and outlines current and future challenges of the EEA. The publication is avaliable in paper or electronic form.
This two-page factsheet gives a general overview of the role and tasks of the European Free Trade Association.
EFTA Bulletin - September 2014.
This edition of the EFTA Bulletin outlines the new procedures to be followed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for incorporating EU acts into the EEA Agreement. The procedures apply from 20 October 2014.
EFTA Bulletin - December 2013.
This edition of the EFTA Bulletin looks at EFTA's free trade relations with partner countries outside the European Union. The publication is avaliable in paper or electronic form in PDF format for PCs and laptops, as well as in ePUB format for tablets and smartphones.