EFTA experts meet with MEP Dr Andreas Schwab
Dr Andreas Schwab, Rapporteur for the Proposal on Consumer Rights, addressed the EFTA Working Group on Consumer Affairs on 16 March 2010.
Standing and Joint Committee meetings - 11 and 12 March 2010
The EFTA Standing Committee and EEA Joint Committee met on 11 and 12 March 2010 respectively.
Highlights from the meeting of Subcommittees I-IV on 4 March 2010
Subcommittee I and Subcommittees II, III and IV met jointly on 4 March. The Committees discussed several issues, such as the finalisation of the Food Law Package, the future of comitology procedures, participation in EU agencies, including the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and proposals for a new EU system of financial supervision.
Highlights from the meeting of Subcommittees I-IV
Subcommittee I and Subcommittees II, III and IV met jointly for the second time on 21 January, 2010.
EFTA suggestions for the EU 2020 Strategy
The EFTA Secretariat, on behalf of the EFTA Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee, has forwarded concrete suggestions to the European Commission in response to a consultation on the EU 2020 Strategy, which is under preparation and which will be adopted during the March EU Summit (see European Commission Document COM (2009) 647).
EFTA Autumn Seminar on the EEA
Participants from both the public and private sectors met at the Secretariat in Brussels on 10th and 11th December for the biannual EFTA Seminar on the EEA.
Joint meeting of the EFTA Standing Committee at a Ministerial level with the Parliamentary and Consultative Committees
For the first time, a joint meeting between the Standing Committee of the EFTA States at a Ministerial level, the Committee of Members of Parliament of the EFTA States (MPS) and the EFTA Consultative Committee, was held in the Norway House, Brussels, 16 November 2009.
EEA Seminar 11-12 June 2009
The EFTA Secretariat biannual seminar on the EEA Agreement in Brussels on 11-12 June was attended by almost 100 participants.
EFTA held a workshop on Certification and Marking
On 11 June 2008 EFTA, in co-operation with the European Commission and the European Parliament, held a workshop entitled "Certification and marking for Europe." Through presentations from many stakeholders and follow-up discussions, diverging opinions were expressed and views exchanged. The workshop was attended by 100 representatives of important stakeholders.
Seminar on Decision Shaping in the EEA
The EFTA Secretariat organised its seminar on Decision Shaping in the EEA on Friday 11 November 2005 in Brussels. The Seminar was targeted at representatives from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway who participate in the EU's expert groups and comitology committees. The aim of the Seminar was to allow EEA EFTA experts who participate in these committees to exchange ideas and best practice concerning participation in these meetings.