Icelandic EEA EFTA Chair outlines priorities for second half of 2019
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 9 and 10 July respectively. 23 decisions were adopted at the EEA Joint Committee, incorporating 30 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement, including the Benchmark-Regulation.
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70 legal acts incorporated into the EEA Agreement
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 11 and 13 June respectively. The Joint Committee meeting adopted 46 decisions incorporating 70 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
Celebrating 25 years of European Economic Area cooperation
On 20 May, the three foreign ministers of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, met with representatives from the EU for a panel discussion on the EEA Agreement, in Brussels.
Ministers discuss foreign policy issues and efforts to combat climate change at EEA Council
On 20 May 2019, the EEA Council convened in Brussels for its 51st meeting to discuss the overall functioning of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement), as well as climate change and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Climate change and foreign policy issues on the agenda for the EEA Council
The 51st meeting of the EEA Council will take place on 20 May 2019 in Brussels. The EEA Council meets twice a year at ministerial level and provides political impetus for the development of the EEA Agreement.
EEA Joint Committee incorporates decision on participation in the European Solidarity Corps
The EFTA Standing Committee and EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 7 and 8 May respectively. The EEA Joint Committee adopted 30 decisions incorporating 52 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
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.