Highlights from the Subcommittees I-IV meeting and the Joint Subcommittees I-IV meeting on 5 March 2013

Published: 07-03-2013
Head of Division Gianluca Grippa, EEAS (Chair), and Deputy Director-General Per Sjaastad, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EEA EFTA Chair)
The Subcommittees I-IV met on 5 March 2013 with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and discussed the state of play of acts being considered for incorporation into the EEA Agreement, parliamentary procedures for adopted EEA Joint Committee Decisions and a number of draft EEA Joint Committee Decisions currently under discussion with the EU.

The Subcommittees noted two EEA EFTA comments. The first one on the proposal for a Directive concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services. The second EEA EFTA comment concerned the Commission proposal for a Directive on collective management and copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal market.

The Subcommittees I-IV started already on 4 March with an informal meeting with the EEAS and representatives from the Commission on outstanding acts. Other issues discussed at the internal meeting were e.g. the Multiannual Financial Framework, accession of Croatia to the EU and the Internal Market Scoreboard.

The next meetings of Subcommittees I-IV and Joint Subcommittees I-IV are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 23 April 2013 in Brussels.