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EEA seminar attracts trade audience in Geneva

On 17 April 2018, for the first time in Geneva, the EFTA Secretariat organised an introductory seminar focusing on how the EEA Agreement functions and its market implications.

Incorporation of the GDPR into the EEA Agreement

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 will go into force in the EU on 25 May 2018. A draft Joint Committee Decision (JCD) is under consideration by the EU and the EEA EFTA States with the aim of being incorporated into the EEA Agreement on 1 June. The EFTA Secretariat was interviewed by the legal journal LexisNexis about how the incorporation will be implemented.

EFTA Parliamentary Committee members discuss Brexit with counterparts in the UK

A delegation of 19 members of the EFTA Parliamentary Committee (PC) met their counterparts in the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) and together they held a series of meetings with other high-ranking officials and stakeholders, during a three-day visit to London on 19-21 March. The main purpose of the visit is to discuss future trade relations between the UK and the EFTA States after Brexit.

EFTA’s Annual Report for 2017 published

The 57th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association has been published. The report contains an overview of the functions and activities of EFTA throughout 2017 in the areas of managing the EEA Agreement, EFTA’s worldwide network of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and the EFTA Convention.

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”.