Exports of equipment to fight COVID-19 authorised from the EU to the EFTA States
The European Commission has decided that new export restrictions on personal protective equipment, essential in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, will not apply to the EFTA States. This means that exports of the above equipment to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will continue to move freely.
EEA Joint Committee continues to ensure functioning of the EEA Agreement despite unusual circumstances
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee convened on 19 and 20 March respectively. During the Joint Committee meeting, 17 decisions were adopted, incorporating 25 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
EFTA holds successful and increasingly popular seminar on the European Economic Area
On 13 February, around 150 participants from both the public and private sector gathered at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels for the biannual seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA).
Norwegian Chair prioritises reducing number of acts awaiting incorporation
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 6 and 7 February respectively. During the EEA Joint Committee meeting 27 decisions were adopted, incorporating 62 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
EEA EFTA States take final step towards Brexit preparations
EEA EFTA Comment on the proposal for a Directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers
Joint Committee incorporates record number of Decisions into the EEA Agreement in 2019
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 5 and 6 December respectively. The EEA Joint Committee adopted 56 decisions (JCDs), bringing the total number of JCDs to a record number in a single calendar year. The decisions, which were adopted ad referendum with the date of Friday 13 December, incorporate 109 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
Successful seminar on the Two-Pillar Structure of the European Economic Area
On 15 November, the Icelandic Mission to the EU and the EFTA Secretariat organised a seminar on the two-pillar structure of the EEA Agreement. Around 100 delegates from various institutions of the EFTA States and the EU participated in the seminar.
Gender equality conference in Reykjavik
On 31 October and 1 November, EEA and Norway Grants co-hosted a conference on gender equality in Reykjavik.
Ministers discuss the future of the Single Market at the EEA Council