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EFTA's Annual Report 2019
EFTA Council discusses developments in free trade negotiations
The Swiss chaired the second meeting of the Council in 2020 which took place in Geneva on Tuesday 10 March.
Andorran Minister visits the EFTA Secretariat
On Monday 24 February, the Andorran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maria Ubach Font, visited the EFTA Secretariat in Geneva and met with Deputy Secretary-General Pascal Schafhauser.
First EFTA Council meeting of 2020
On 4 February, the first Council meeting of 2020 took place in Geneva. It is Switzerland’s turn to chair the EFTA Council and it has set the priorities for the first six months of the year. These are to evaluate the possibilities to establish greater transparency and to consolidate the work around a new EFTA approach to e-commerce.
EFTA Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Interview with Dr Katrin Eggenberger, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein
On 11 November, Dr Katrin Eggenberger was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein.
EFTA Council adopts the budget for 2020
On 12 December, the ninth and last Council meeting of the year under the Norwegian chairmanship took place in Geneva. Switzerland will take over the rotating EFTA Chair in the first half of 2020.
EFTA Council discusses relations with third countries
On 14 November, the EFTA Council met for the eighth time in 2019. During the meeting under Norwegian chairmanship, the delegates discussed work with regard to trade relations with third countries and among EFTA States.
Annual EFTA ECOFIN meeting focuses on sustainable finance
EFTA and EU Ministers of Finance and Economy discussed the economic, financial and political situation in Europe at their annual EFTA ECOFIN meeting in Brussels on 8 November 2019. This year’s topic concerned sustainable finance as a measure to tackle environmental challenges.
EFTA Council adopts different rotation for chairmanship
On 19 September, the EFTA Council met for the seventh time in 2019, under the Norwegian Chairmanship. During the meeting, the delegates discussed work with regard to third countries and in particular the finalisation of the negotiations with Mercosur.