EFTA Ministerial meeting - Communiqué
EFTA and MERCOSUR hold first round of negotiations
After four days of discussions, the 1st Round of Negotiations between the MERCOSUR and the EFTA States on a Free Trade Agreement was successfully concluded. The negotiations were held in a very constructive and amicable atmosphere and good progress was achieved in all areas.
EFTA Council prepares for Ministerial meeting in Longyearbyen
On 15 June in Geneva, at the last meeting in 2017 chaired by Norway, the EFTA Council discussed preparations for the EFTA Ministerial meeting in Longyearbyen on 26 June 2017.
EEA Joint Committee adopts "Roam like at Home" Regulation
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 12 and 13 June 2017 respectively. In the Joint Committee meeting, 14 decisions were adopted incorporating 30 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
EFTA and Mexico hold fourth round of negotiations on a review of the EFTA-Mexico Free Trade Agreement
During a fourth round of negotiations held from 6 to 9 June 2017 in Mexico City, delegations from the four EFTA States and Mexico continued their negotiations on a review of their Free Trade Agreement.
EEA Consolidated Versions of the first package of EU Financial Services legislation now available
The EEA Joint Committee adopted a package of 9 Joint Committee Decisions (JCDs) encompassing 31 legal acts providing for the incorporation of the EU Regulations establishing the Financial European Supervisory Authorities, 30 September 2016. EEA Consolidated Versions are now available.
Social partners adopt resolutions on the European Pillar of Social Rights and on digitalisation
Social partners from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met in Prague on 6 and 7 June for the 25th meeting of the EEA Consultative Committee (EEA CC).
EFTA and India hold 16th round of free trade negotiations
From 29 May to 2 June 2017, delegations from the EFTA States and India met in Malbun, Liechtenstein and continued talks towards a comprehensive free trade agreement.
EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee discussed developments in the EEA
The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) held the first of its biannual meetings for 2017 in Reykjavík on 23 May to discuss recent developments in the EEA. Brexit, social security coordination, the Energy Union and the Arctic was also on the agenda.