EEA EFTA Comment on the Rights and Values Programme
On 4 March, the three EEA EFTA States – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – submitted a joint EEA EFTA Comment on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the European Council establishing the Rights and Values Programme.
EEA EFTA States and US expand the scope of the MRA on Marine Equipment
On 22 February, the EEA EFTA States and the US signed a Joint Committee Decision expanding the scope of the Parties’ Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) applicable to marine equipment.
EEA EFTA Comment on the proposed notification procedure for draft national legislation under the Services Directive
EEA seminar attracts professionals from EFTA and EU Member States
Around 130 participants from both the public and private sectors gathered at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels on 14 February 2019 for EFTA’s biannual seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA).
EEA EFTA states and the UK strike agreement to protect citizens’ rights in a no deal Brexit scenario
The EEA EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have reached an agreement with the UK to protect citizens’ rights in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Incoming Liechtenstein Chair of the Standing Committee outlines priorities for first half of 2019
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels for their first meetings this year on 7 and 8 February respectively. 29 decisions were adopted at the EEA Joint Committee, incorporating 62 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement.
Launch of web tool on how EU law becomes EEA law
On 31 January, the EFTA Secretariat launched the interactive web tool on how EU law becomes EEA law, which provides a visual presentation of the legislative process behind the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).
EEA EFTA Separation Agreement with the UK reached
The EEA EFTA States – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement on protecting citizens’ rights and resolving separation issues as the UK exits the EU. This agreement largely mirrors the Withdrawal Agreement agreed with the EU in areas relevant under the EEA Agreement.
EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee discusses Brexit, artificial intelligence and European Labour Authority
The EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) convened in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 and 13 December 2018. High on the agenda were discussions on Brexit and the EEA, artificial intelligence, the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Labour Authority.
EEA EFTA Forum adopts opinions on 'Whistleblower protection' and participation in EU programmes 2021-2027
On 6 and 7 of December 2018, the EEA EFTA Forum of Local and Regional Authorities convened in Brussels for its 18th meeting. The Forum adopted two opinions: one on the European Commission’s proposal on Whistleblower Protection, and one on the participation of municipalities and regions of the EFTA States in the EU programmes for 2021-2027.