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New Icelandic Ambassador presents credentials to Secretary-General
The new Ambassador Mr Harald Aspelund met with Secretary-General Kristinn F. Árnason on 2 November 2017 in Geneva to present his credentials as the Permanent Representative of Iceland to EFTA.
Prosperous economic outlook in the EFTA States
Recovery in the European economy after the financial crisis is becoming increasingly resilient and broad, and unemployment rates are falling in most countries.
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.
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.
Welcome to the new EFTA website!
If you are a regular user of the EFTA website, you will notice that we have renewed the structure and design of the whole page.
Seventh meeting of the EFTA Council in 2017
EFTA-EU cooperation and third-country relations were among the topics discussed during the seventh EFTA Council meeting in Geneva on 19 September 2017.
Liechtenstein Chair outlines EFTA Council priorities for second half of 2017
Liechtenstein, holding the rotating EFTA Council Chair for the next six months, presented its priorities at the Council meeting on 13 July.