• EEA EFTA Comment regarding better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules   19.11.2018

    On 19 November 2018, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive regarding better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules. The Comment was addressed to the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission.

  • Brexit and the European Pillar of Social Rights on the agenda for the EEA Council   13.11.2018

    The 50th EEA Council will take place on 20 November 2018 in Brussels. The EEA Council meets twice a year at ministerial level and provides political impetus for the development of the EEA Agreement.

  • EEA EFTA Comments on Horizon Europe and the Digital Europe programme for 2021-2027   31.10.2018

    On 31 October 2018, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted two joint EEA EFTA Comments. The Comments, concerning Horizon Europe and the Digital Europe programme, both for the period 2021-2027 were addressed to the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission.

  • EEA Joint Committee incorporates directive on posted workers   26.10.2018
    The meeting was chaired by Oda Sletnes, Norway's Ambassador to the EU, with minister councellor Knut Hermansen (left) and EFTA Secretary General Henri Gétaz (right).

    The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 25 and 26 October respectively. At the Joint Committee meeting, 13 decisions (JCDs) were adopted incorporating 21 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement, including a Directive on the posting of workers.

  • EEA EFTA Comment on the new Erasmus programme (2021-2027)   15.10.2018

  • EEA EFTA Comment on contracts for the sale of goods   12.10.2018

    On 12 October 2018, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the European Commission’s revised proposal for a Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sales of goods. The Comment was addressed to the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission.

  • Why standards are important for the Single Market   12.10.2018
    Legislators and standardisers at the opening of the conference

    Standardisation is important for EFTA because it has contributed significantly to the development of the Single Market, removing technical barriers to trade and facilitating cross-border trade.

  • EEA Joint Committee incorporates 44 EU legal acts   21.09.2018
    The meeting was chaired by Oda Sletnes, Norway's Ambassador to the EU (right), with minister councellor Knut Hermansen (left).

    The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 20 and 21 September respectively. At the Joint Committee meeting, 34 decisions (JCDs) were adopted incorporating 44 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement. The EEA EFTA States also took the opportunity to raise two comments to the European External Action Service (EEAS).

  • Full house at EFTA seminar on the EEA   13.09.2018
    Andri Lúthersson, Deputy Secretary-General, talked about Brexit implications for EEA and the EFTA States.

    It was a full house at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels as more than 140 participants gathered for the seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA) on 13 September 2018.

  • EEA EFTA Comment on explosives precursors   10.08.2018

    On 10 August 2018, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the marketing and use of explosives precursors. The Comment was addressed to a broad group of relevant, institutional stakeholders including the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission.

EEA Seminar - 14 September 2021