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
EEA Council to discuss the future of the Single Market
The 52nd meeting of the EEA Council will take place on 19 November 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 Parliamentary Committee meets for the first time after the European elections
The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) convened in the Landtag, the Liechtenstein Parliament, in Vaduz on 30 October 2019. The members discussed Brexit, developments in the EEA Agreement, the composition of the European Parliament (EP), and their priorities after the European elections as well as the future of the Single Market.
EEA EFTA Comment on the Creative Europe Programme for 2021-2027
On 29 October 2019 Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the Commission’s proposal for an integrated Creative Europe Programme (2021-2027) for the European cultural and creative sectors.
EEA Joint Committee adopts cooperation on climate change
The EFTA Standing Committee and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 24 and 25 October respectively. During the meeting the EEA Joint Committee adopted 22 decisions (JCDs) incorporating 25 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.