One of the ways in which the EEA EFTA States participate in shaping EC legislation, i.e. when the Commission is drawing up legislative proposals, is by submitting comments on important policy issues.
The comments are elaborated by working groups, cleared by the relevant subcommittees, endorsed by the Standing Committee and officially noted by the Joint Committee after they have been sent to the relevant services in the Commission and the European Parliament.
See also: EEA EFTA Comments on the Lisbon Strategy
|Note by the EFTA Secretariat on the status quo as regards the work in the area of the legal protection of biotechnological inventions|