The EFTA Working Groups (see policy areas), assisted by the EFTA Secretariat, prepare the EEA EFTA Comments.
EEA EFTA Comments may be issued as input to public consultations organised by the Commission when preparing a legislative proposal, a policy or a strategy, or after their adoption by the Commission throughout the co-decision procedures on the EU side.
The EEA EFTA Comments are approved by the Standing Committee of the EFTA States before they are submitted to the European External Action Service, the relevant Directorates of the European Commission and to the European Parliament, as well as to the Presidency of the European Council.
The EEA EFTA Comments are often followed up with discussions between representative from the EU institutions and EEA EFTA Member States in the EFTA Working Groups, and/or in bilateral meetings. The Comments are published on the EFTA homepage, see below.
See also: EEA EFTA Comments on the Lisbon Strategy