In addition to discussing the overall functioning of the EEA Agreement the EEA Council will hold an orientation debate on the European Pillar of Social Rights in the context of the EEA Agreement.
Before the meeting of the EEA Council, EEA EFTA Ministers will have an informal political dialogue with EU counterparts on the implications of Brexit for the EEA Agreement, in addition to a dialogue on multilateralism.
The EEA Council will be chaired by Ms Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway. Representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Ms Karin Kneissl, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria, will co-chair the meeting. On the EEA EFTA side, the EEA Council will also be attended by Ms Aurelia Frick, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, and Mr Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland. On the EU side, the meeting will also be attended by Members of the EU Council and representatives of the European Commission and the European External Action Service.
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