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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).

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.

EEA EFTA Comment on the BEREC proposal

On 4 October, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint comment on a European Commission proposal to re-establish the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) to the Council.