The meeting also included a vibrant panel discussion on future challenges to the Single Market under the new EU institutional cycle. Participating panellists included: Mr Marius Vahl, Head of EEA Policy Coordination at EFTA; Malcolm Harbour, former MEP, author and expert on the Single Market; Mr Martynas Barysas, Director for Internal Market from BusinessEurope; and Mr Marco Cilento, Head of Institutional Policy from ETUC.
The Members of the Committee also had the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the composition of the new European Parliament and its ambitions in the field of employment and social affairs. Mr Davide Ferrari, Head of Research at the think-tank Vote Watch Europe and Ms Marianne Vind, MEP, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, gave stimulating introductions which were followed by discussion.
The EFTA CC, which is an advisory body to EFTA, brings together representatives of trade union confederations and employers’ associations in the four EFTA countries. The Committee has a rotating chairmanship and in 2019 it is chaired by Halldór Grönvold, Deputy Secretary-General of the Icelandic Confederation of Labour. The next meeting of the EFTA CC will take place in Brussels on 19 to 20 November.
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