New Icelandic Ambassador presents credentials to Secretary-General
Prosperous economic outlook in the EFTA States
Recovery in the European economy after the financial crisis is becoming increasingly resilient and broad, and unemployment rates are falling in most countries.
EEA EFTA Comment on the revision of EU Regulations on vehicle safety
On 27 October Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the possible review of the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation.
EEA EFTA States submit five comments on EU proposals
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 26 and 27 October respectively. The EEA Joint Committee adopted 16 decisions, incorporating 19 legal acts into the EEA Agreement, including directives on transport and technical regulations.
New College at EFTA Surveillance Authority
On 25 October, the EEA EFTA States appointed a new College of the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). Its members will take up their work on 1 January 2018 under the presidency of Ms Bente Angell-Hansen (Norway).
EFTA and Pakistan hold first Joint Committee meeting
The Joint Committee established under the EFTA-Pakistan Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) held its first meeting on 23 October 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Progress in EFTA-Ecuador negotiating round
The EFTA States and Ecuador held their fourth round of negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) from 9 to 13 October in Geneva, Switzerland.
EFTA experts discuss energy matters with European Commission
The EFTA Working Group on Energy Matters met with experts from the European Commission on 12 October 2017 to discuss the Clean Energy Package and the incorporation of EEA-relevant energy legislation into the EEA Agreement.
EFTA hosts the 38th meeting of the Advisory Board for European Accreditation
On 12 October, the Advisory Board of the European co-operation for Accreditation met for the 38th time in the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels.