• EEA Joint Committee incorporates directives on package travel and copyright management into the EEA Agreement   22.09.2017
    The Ambassador of Liechtenstein to Belgium and Head of the Mission of Liechtenstein to the European Union, Sabine Momauni, chaired the 215th EEA Joint Committee meeting.

    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   22.09.2017

    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).

  • EEA EFTA Comment on the proposed European Solidarity Corps   21.09.2017

    On 18 September 2017 Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint comment on a proposal for a new founding regulation laying down the legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC).

  • EFTA hosts biannual seminar on the EEA   13.09.2017
    Carsten Zatschler, Director of Legal and Executive Affairs, EFTA Surveillance Authority

    On 12 September 2017, 135 participants from both the public and private sectors met at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels for an introductory seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA). Representatives of the EFTA Secretariat, European External Action Service, EFTA Surveillance Authority and EFTA Court gave presentations on the day-to-day operation and management of the EEA Agreement. Topics discussed included the history behind the Agreement, the legal framework, recent developments in the EEA and potential future challenges.

  • EEA EFTA Comment on European Accessibility Act Submitted to the EU   13.07.2017
    source: European Commission

    On 13 July, the EEA EFTA States (Iceland Norway and Liechtenstein) submitted a common Comment on the European Accessibility Act to the EU side

  • Liechtenstein Chair presents EEA priorities for second half of 2017   07.07.2017
    The Standing Committee is Chaired this Semester by Ambassador Sabine Monauni.

    The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 5 and 7 July 2017 respectively.

  • EEA Joint Committee adopts "Roam like at Home" Regulation   13.06.2017

    The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 12 and 13 June 2017 respectively. In the Joint Committee meeting, 14 decisions were adopted incorporating 30 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.

  • EEA Consolidated Versions of the first package of EU Financial Services legislation now available   08.06.2017

    The EEA Joint Committee adopted a package of 9 Joint Committee Decisions (JCDs) encompassing 31 legal acts providing for the incorporation of the EU Regulations establishing the Financial European Supervisory Authorities, 30 September 2016. EEA Consolidated Versions are now available.

  • Workshop on the proposal for a European services e-card   22.05.2017
    The Commission presents its proposal for a European services e-card

    On 22 May, the EFTA Secretariat hosted a workshop to achieve a better understanding of the European Commission’s e-card proposal, and to provide input to EU legislators on both the positive aspects of the proposal and those that could be improved.

  • Ministers discuss Brexit and climate change at EEA Council Meeting   16.05.2017
    From left: Mr Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iceland; Ms Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liechtenstein; Mr Louis Grech, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for EU Affairs, Malta (EU Presidency); Mr Frank Bakke-Jensen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Norway

    At the 47th meeting of the EEA Council, held in Brussels on 16 May 2017, Ministers discussed the cooperation within the European Economic Area, including Brexit, the Arctic, climate change and the Paris Agreement.