Standing and Joint Committee meetings - 9 and 10 November 2010

Published 10-11-2010
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met on 9 and 10 November 2010 respectively. In the Standing Committee the EEA EFTA States prepared for the Joint Committee and the Icelandic delegate provided an interesting overview of recent developments with regard to the accession of Iceland to the European Union.

In the Joint Committee meeting, 14 decisions incorporating 62 legal acts were adopted, some of which are explained further in separate news items on the website. The EEA Joint Committee also agreed to adopt its Progress Report to the 34th EEA Council by written procedure. Gianluca Grippa, the EU Chair, introduced Rita Lehmann, International Relations Assistant - EEA Coordination Officer and Desk Iceland, replacing Alison Lawrance-Molders, as of 1 November. The Chair welcomed Rita on board.

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