Advisory Bodies News
The EFTA Forum adopts opinions on sustainable development and artificial intelligence
Mayors and representatives of local and regional authorities from Iceland and Norway convened on 27-28 May, for the 19th meeting of the EFTA Forum of Local and Regional Authorities. The Minister for Environment of the canton of Jura, Switzerland, attended as an observer. Coming together in the scenic municipality of Hurdal, an hour north of Oslo, Norway, the meeting was moderated by the outgoing Chair of the EFTA Forum, Mr Nils Røhne, mayor of Stange municipality.
EFTA and the EESC mark the 25 years of the EEA Agreement
On 24 May, the EEA Consultative Committee (EEA CC) met for a joint session with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Section for External Relations in Brussels, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).
EEA Consultative Committee adopts resolutions on European Labour Authority and Benefits of 25 years of the EEA
Social partners from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) convened in Brussels on 23 May for the 27th meeting of the EEA Consultative Committee (EEA CC).
EFTA Parliamentary Committee on official visit to the Republic of Korea
The EFTA Parliamentary Committee (EFTA PC) visited the Republic of Korea from 23 to 26 April 2019. The aim of the delegation visit was to support the efforts of the EFTA States to deepen and broaden trade relations with Korea by upgrading the current free trade agreement between both parties.
EFTA Consultative Committee meets with EFTA Standing Committee
The EFTA Consultative Committee (EFTA CC), convened in Brussels on 19 and 20 March 2019 to meet with the EFTA Standing Committee and to have discussions on Brexit.
EFTA Consultative Committee and Working Groups discuss new forms of employment with European Experts
On 19 March, the EFTA Consultative Committee (EFTA CC) met with two of EFTA’s Working Groups and European experts to discuss new forms of employment and their impact on working and employment conditions.
EFTA Consultative Committee discusses EEA affairs and trade relations with Ministers
On 20 and to 23 November 2018, the EFTA Consultative Committee (EFTA CC), which brings together representatives of employers’ associations and trade unions in the four EFTA countries, met in Brussels and Geneva.
EFTA Parliamentary Committee meets with EEA EFTA Ministers and Chief Brexit Negotiator of the EU
On 20 November, the EEA EFTA Ministers, the Committee of Members of Parliament of the EFTA States (MPS) and the EFTA Consultative Committee (EFTA CC) met at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels. This annual meeting takes place in connection with the EEA Council and provides an opportunity for the two advisory bodies to discuss current EEA issues with the Ministers. MPS also met separately with the chief Brexit Negotiator of the EU, Mr Michel Barnier.
Challenges to gender equality and transport sector – EEA Consultative Committee
Social partners from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) convened on 3-4 May in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the 26th meeting of the EEA Consultative Committee (EEA CC).
EFTA Parliamentary Committee members discuss Brexit with counterparts in the UK
A delegation of 19 members of the EFTA Parliamentary Committee (PC) met their counterparts in the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) and together they held a series of meetings with other high-ranking officials and stakeholders, during a three-day visit to London on 19-21 March. The main purpose of the visit is to discuss future trade relations between the UK and the EFTA States after Brexit.