Parliamentarians seek more predictability in the EEA

Published 07-05-2012
Members of the European Parliament and Parliamentarians from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway met in Akureyri, Iceland, 3-4 May 2012, at the 38th meeting of the European Economic Area Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC).

Under the Presidency of Mr Pat the Cope Gallagher (MEP, ALDE, Ireland) and the Vice-President Mr Harry Quaderer (MP, Independent, Liechtenstein), the Joint Parliamentary Committee adopted three resolutions, namely: The White Paper on a Single European Transport Area, The Annual Report on the Functioning of the EEA Agreement in 2011 and The Review of the EEA. In this latter resolution the Committee asks the EEA Council to review the possibilities for a reinforced and more holistic approach in order to achieve more predictability in the notion of EEA relevance of new legislative proposals, as well as to seek ways of enhancing the predictability of the negotiations for the next financing period of the EEA Grants and Norwegian Grants.

Members of the Swiss Parliament attended the meeting as observers.

The next EEA JPC meeting is scheduled to take place in Brussels on 27 November this year.

Joint Press Statement

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