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EEA EFTA Forum adopts opinions on European Data Economy and Erasmus for local and regional representatives
At its 16th meeting on 16 and 17 November, the EEA EFTA Forum of Local and Regional Authorities met in Brussels to discuss ongoing developments in the European Economic Area. It adopted two opinions: on the European data economy and on an Erasmus programme for local and regional representatives.
EFTA Council prepares for winter Ministerial meeting
Preparations for the upcoming EFTA Ministerial meeting, ongoing free trade negotiations and public access to documents were among the issues discussed at the eight meeting of the EFTA Council in Geneva today, 9 November.
Brexit and European data economy on the agenda of the 48th EEA Council
The 48th EEA Council will take place on Tuesday 14 November 2017 in Brussels. The EEA Council meets twice a year at ministerial level and provides political impetus for the development of the EEA Agreement.
ECOFIN-EFTA Ministers share their vision on how to make economic growth more inclusive
EFTA and EU Ministers of Finance and Economy discussed the economic and financial situation in Europe at their annual EFTA-ECOFIN meeting in Brussels on 7 October.
New Icelandic Ambassador presents credentials to Secretary-General
The new Ambassador Mr Harald Aspelund met with Secretary-General Kristinn F. Árnason on 2 November 2017 in Geneva to present his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Iceland to EFTA.
Prosperous economic outlook in the EFTA States
Recovery in the European economy after the financial crisis is becoming increasingly resilient and broad, and unemployment rates are falling in most countries.
EEA EFTA States submit five comments on EU proposals
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 26 and 27 October respectively. The EEA Joint Committee adopted 16 decisions, incorporating 19 legal acts into the EEA Agreement, including directives on transport and technical regulations.
EFTA experts discuss energy matters with European Commission
The EFTA Working Group on Energy Matters met with experts from the European Commission on 12 October 2017 to discuss the Clean Energy Package and the incorporation of EEA-relevant energy legislation into the EEA Agreement.
EFTA hosts the 38th meeting of the Advisory Board for European Accreditation
On 12 October, the Advisory Board of the European co-operation for Accreditation met for the 38th time in the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels.
EFTA and Mongolia hold second Joint Committee meeting
The Committee established under the EFTA-Mongolia Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) held its second meeting on 5 October 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.