EEA Review and Liechtenstein’s Integration Strategy

Published 13-03-2013
A review of the European Economic Area (EEA) cooperation as well as Liechtenstein’s European integration conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) was presented in Brussels on 13 March 2013 to Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick, who commissioned the report.

At the CEPS launch event, a panel, chaired by Prince Nikolaus von Liechteinstein, discussed the functioning of the EEA as well as future challenges.

The study, authored by Jacques Pelkmans and Philipp Böhler of CEPS, focuses on the EEA, which is a very ‘deep’ instance of market integration between the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA in fact is just the ‘internal-market-minus’, i.e. minus agriculture and fisheries, for its three non-EU members. As an extension to the single market of a mere 1% in GDP, the EEA has attracted little attention, not least because it functions quite well. Even less known, however, is the role of Liechtenstein within the EEA, which this book also attempts to clarify.

The study can be accessed from the CEPS website, here.

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