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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 and Turkey hold sixth round of negotiations

From 14 to 16 November 2017, delegations from the EFTA States and Turkey met in Ankara for the sixth round of negotiations on the modernisation and expansion of their existing free trade agreement (FTA).

EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee discusses Brexit and Energy Union

On 15 and 16 November the EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) convened in Strasbourg to discuss several current topics high on the agenda in Europe today. These included Brexit, the Clean Energy package and challenges in the EEA with regard to EU agencies.

EFTA Consultative Committee discusses Europe on the Move and Work-Life Balance

On 14 November 2017, the EFTA Consultative Committee (EFTA CC) met in Brussels to discuss two new proposals from the European Commission: Europe on the Move and the Work-Life Balance initiative. It adopted its work programme for 2018, and held a separate meeting with the EFTA Ministerial Chair, the Liechtenstein Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Ms Aurelia Frick, to discuss free trade issues.

Advisory bodies discuss EEA affairs and Brexit with EEA EFTA Ministers

On 14 November, the EEA EFTA Ministers, the Committee of Members of Parliament of the EFTA States (MPS) and the EFTA Consultative Committee (EFTA CC) met at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels. This annual meeting takes place in connection with the EEA Council and provides an opportunity for the two advisory bodies to discuss current EEA issues with the Ministers.

EEA Ministers discuss Brexit and European data economy

At the 48th meeting of the EEA Council, held in Brussels on 14 November 2017, Ministers discussed the European data economy and possible implications of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.