The biannual seminar, which takes place twice per year at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels, was also organised for the first time in Geneva. This additional location allowed for more than 70 participants from both the public and private sectors across Switzerland and Europe to attend.
The seminar is designed to provide understanding of the Agreement on the European Economic Area which extends the Internal Market of the European Union to three of the EFTA States: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Representatives of the EFTA Secretariat, the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and the EFTA Court gave presentations on the day-to-day operation and management of the EEA Agreement, including recent developments and challenges. A recurrent question in the debate concerned Brexit and future relations between the UK and the EFTA Member States.
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