On 19 November the EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) convened in Brussels to discuss several current topics related to the EU and the EEA, including the Energy Union, the Digital Single Market Strategy and developments in the EEA Agreement.
At the 44th meeting of the EEA Council, held in Brussels on 17 November 2015, Ministers discussed the current situation of the cooperation within the EEA, focusing on the importance of maintaining and further developing a homogeneous internal market as an engine for growth throughout the EEA. An orientation debate was held on the European Commission's new strategy for the Single Market.
On 16 November 2015, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint comment on the European Commission's upcoming proposal regarding contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods.
At a joint meeting on 4 November of EU's Internal Market Advisory Committee (IMAC) and Enterprise Policy Group (EPG), the EEA EFTA States welcomed the adoption of the new Single Market Strategy and the fact that it reflected the priorities laid out in the EEA EFTA Comment from July 2015.
The biannual introductory seminar on the EEA will take place on Wednesday 3 February 2016 at the EFTA Secretariat's premises in Brussels.
The EFTA Standing Committee and EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 29 October and 30 October 2015 respectively.
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.
On 2 September 2015, 125 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).
On 17 July 2005, the EEA EFTA countries initialled a draft agreement with the EU on new financial contributions to reduce social and economic disparities and promote cooperation in Europe for the period 2014–2021.