EEA EFTA Comments on the public consultation on reporting formalities for ships
EFTA and Ecuador hold fifth round of negotiations
From 11 to 15 December 2017, the EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and Ecuador held the fifth round of negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
EFTA and the Federal Republic of Nigeria sign Joint Declaration on Cooperation
On 12 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, representatives from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and from Nigeria signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC).
EFTA Council adopts the budget for 2018
On 7 December, the tenth and last Council of the year under the Liechtenstein chairmanship took place in Geneva. During the meeting, the Council adopted the EFTA budget for 2018, Iceland presented their priorities for the first half of 2018, and the Council discussed work with regard to expanding and developing the EFTA network of Free Trade Agreements.
EFTA and Colombia promote Free Trade Agreement
EFTA and Colombia jointly held a trade promotion seminar on 4 December 2017 in Bogotá. The meeting was well attended with approximately 90 participants from private companies and government authorities.
Seminar on how EFTA promotes free trade globally
On Monday 4 December 2017, the Brussels Secretariat of EFTA hosted a seminar on EFTA’s free trade relations.
Working together with our partners in EFTA and the EU to secure growth and prosperity
Marit Berger Røsland became the Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs on 20 October 2017, succeeding Frank Bakke-Jensen. In an interview with EFTA's Information Team, she shared her thoughts on the future development of trade relations, areas of improvement for the Internal Market and challenges regarding Brexit.
EFTA and Moldova sign Joint Declaration on Cooperation
Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and a representative from Moldova signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) on 24 November 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
EFTA Ministerial meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 November 2017
On 24 November 2017, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) held its biannual Ministerial meeting in Geneva. The meeting was chaired by Ms Aurelia Frick, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Culture and Education of Liechtenstein.
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