EEA EFTA States submit five comments on EU proposals
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.
EFTA and Mongolia hold second Joint Committee meeting
The Committee established under the EFTA-Mongolia Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) held its second meeting on 5 October 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
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.
EFTA and Vietnam continue free trade negotiations
From 26 to 29 September 2017, delegations from the EFTA States and Vietnam met in Hanoi for the 15th round of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement.