Full house at EEA book launch
On 14 March 2018, the EFTA Secretariat and The EFTA Surveillance Authority organised a book launch on the “Agreement on the European Economic Area. A Commentary”.
EEA EFTA Comment on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism
On 15 March 2018, the EEA EFTA States issued an EEA EFTA Comment addressing the European Parliament and the Council's proposal to amend the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).
EEA Joint Committee incorporates directive on bank recovery
The Standing Committee and the Joint Committee held their first meetings of 2018 in Brussels on 8 and 9 February respectively. At the Joint Committee meeting, 34 joint committee decisions (JCDs) were adopted, incorporating 51 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement, including a directive on bank recovery.
EEA seminar clarifies market implications of the EEA Agreement
On 6 February 2018, the EFTA Secretariat organised an introductory seminar focusing on how the EEA Agreement works and its market implications.
Incoming Standing Committee Chair and EU outline priorities for 2018
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 14 and 15 December 2017 respectively. At its 219th meeting – the last one of the year – the EEA Joint Committee adopted 40 decisions incorporating 100 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
EEA Ministers discuss Brexit and European data economy
At the 48th meeting of the EEA Council, held in Brussels on 14 November 2017, Ministers discussed the European data economy and possible implications of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
EEA EFTA Comment on the revision of EU Regulations on vehicle safety
On 27 October Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the possible review of the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation.
New College at EFTA Surveillance Authority
On 25 October, the EEA EFTA States appointed a new College of the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). Its members will take up their work on 1 January 2018 under the presidency of Ms Bente Angell-Hansen (Norway).
EEA Joint Committee incorporates directives on package travel and copyright management into the EEA Agreement
The EEA Joint Committee adopted 41 decisions incorporating 90 legal acts into the EEA Agreement during its meeting on 22 September 2017. The acts included directives on copyright management and package travel.
EEA EFTA Comment on ePrivacy
On 22 September Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications(COM(2017) 10 final).