• Highlights of Subcommittees I-IV Meeting 14 June 2011 – The EU Standardisation Package, and EU initiatives under preparation   15.06.2011

    The Subcommittees discussed the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade System, EEA EFTA participation in EU Agencies and Comitology.

  • EFTA Seminar: The EEA and the EU’s Internal Energy Market   10.06.2011
    Ms Inge Bernaerts, Head of Unit, DG Energy, European Commission

    On 9 and 10 June 2011, around 90 participants from both the public and private sectors in the EEA met at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels for its biannual seminar on the EEA.

  • EEA EFTA Comment on the Future of the EU PROGRESS Programme   31.05.2011

    A continued commitment to cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and non-discrimination and increased emphasis on mutual learning activities and broad stakeholder participation were among the recommendations suggested by the EEA EFTA States in the Comment they submittted to the Commission's Public Consultation on a possible successor to the EU Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013).

  • Data Protection and Security   25.05.2011
    Richard L. Hudson, CEO & Editor, Science|Business

    Today, Science|Business organised a roundtable discussion in collaboration with the EFTA Secretariat on Data Protection and Security: How will new technologies change the policy debate?

  • 35th meeting of the EEA Council   23.05.2011
    Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs - Jonas Gahr Støre (Photo: EFTA Secretariat)

    At its 35th meeting on 23 May 2011 in Brussels, the EEA Council discussed the overall functioning of the EEA Agreement, Europe 2020, energy and climate change, and the financial crisis and implications for EEA cooperation, including regulation of the financial system. The EEA Council noted the Council Conclusions of December 2010, in particular that EU relations with the EFTA countries, which were already considered to be very good and close in 2008, had further intensified over the past two years.

  • New water quality standards   20.05.2011

    A directive on environmental quality standards for surface water was among the 27 legal acts incorporated into the EEA Agreement on 20 May 2011. The EU directive from 2008 aims to improve the protection of rivers, lakes and coastal waters against pollution from a wide range of chemical substances.

  • EFTA Standing and EEA Joint Committees meet on 19 and 20 May 2011   20.05.2011

    The EFTA Standing Committee and EEA Joint Committees met in Brussels on 19 and 20 May 2011 respectively. The EEA EFTA States met in the Standing Committee to prepare for the EEA Joint Committee. On high level meetings and EFTA activities, the Icelandic delegation informed the Standing Committee about the meeting of the Minister of Economy with his counterparts in ECOFIN, the Norwegian delegation reported on Foreign Minister Støre's meeting with his Hungarian counterpart Martonyi, and the EFTA Secretary-General reported on third-country relations.

  • Highlights of Subcommittees I-IV meeting 16 May 2011 – EU Flagship Initiatives, the Single Market Act   18.05.2011

    The Subcommittees continued discussions on the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade System, the EU 2020 Flagship Initiatives, the Single Market Act and Comitology.

  • EEA EFTA Comment on the future programmes in the field of education, training and youth   05.05.2011

    Reducing the number of dropouts and securing the completion of studies and the quality of education and training at all levels should have high priority in future EU programmes in the field of education, training and youth (2014-2020), according to comments presented today by the EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

  • Aviation and emission trading: EU scheme extended to the EEA   01.04.2011

    On 1 April 2011, the EEA Joint Committee decided to incorporate into the EEA Agreement a directive that will include aviation activities in the EU trading scheme for greenhouse gas emissions (EU ETS), thus extending the scope of the scheme to the EEA EFTA States.

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