EEA Joint Committee reduces backlog by record number of acts
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 28 and 29 March respectively. At the Joint Committee meeting, 52 decisions (JCDs) were adopted, incorporating a record number of 234 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement. This led to a substantial reduction of the total number of outstanding acts often referred to as the EEA Backlog.
EEA EFTA Prime Ministers and EU council celebrate 25 years of European Economic Area
On 22 March, the Prime Ministers of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway met leaders of all EU Member States at the European Council, to mark the 25th anniversary of the European Economic Area, the EEA.
EEA EFTA Prime Ministers will meet all EU leaders to mark 25 years of the EEA
The Prime Ministers of the EEA EFTA States – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – have been invited as guests to the European Council to mark the 25th anniversary of the European Economic Area, the EEA. On this occasion, the three Prime Ministers will have an opportunity to exchange views with all EU leaders.
EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee discusses developments in the EEA Agreement
The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) convened in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 13 March 2019 to discuss Brexit, developments in the EEA Agreement, workplace harassment and coordination of social security systems.
EEA EFTA Comment on the Rights and Values Programme
On 4 March, the three EEA EFTA States – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the European Council establishing the Rights and Values Programme.
EEA EFTA States and US expand the scope of the MRA on Marine Equipment
On 22 February, the EEA EFTA States and the US signed a Joint Committee Decision expanding the scope of the Parties’ Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) applicable to marine equipment.
EEA EFTA Comment on the proposed notification procedure for draft national legislation under the Services Directive
EEA seminar attracts professionals from EFTA and EU Member States
Around 130 participants from both the public and private sectors gathered at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels on 14 February 2019 for EFTA’s biannual seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA).
EEA EFTA states and the UK strike agreement to protect citizens’ rights in a no deal Brexit scenario
The EEA EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have reached an agreement with the UK to protect citizens’ rights in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Incoming Liechtenstein Chair of the Standing Committee outlines priorities for first half of 2019
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels for their first meetings this year on 7 and 8 February respectively. 29 decisions were adopted at the EEA Joint Committee, incorporating 62 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement.