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EFTA Ministerial meeting - Communiqué

On 26 June 2017, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) held its summer Ministerial meeting in Longyearbyen, Norway.The meeting was chaired by Ms Monica Mæland, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry.

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.

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.

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.

Workshop on the proposal for a European services e-card

On 22 May, the EFTA Secretariat hosted a workshop to achieve a better understanding of the European Commission’s e-card proposal, and to provide input to EU legislators on both the positive aspects of the proposal and those that could be improved.