EFTA organisations in Brussels set to move to a new building in 2020
EFTA conducts 7th round of free trade discussions with Mercosur
Convening in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 11 to 15 February 2019, delegations from the EFTA and MERCOSUR States made further progress towards a broad-based free trade agreement (FTA).
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.
First EFTA Council meeting of 2019
The EFTA Council met in Geneva for its first meeting in 2019 on 5 February under Liechtenstein Chairmanship.
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.
Minister Schneider-Ammann: EFTA remains a solid anchor of our foreign trade policies
Johann Schneider-Ammann has been a Federal Councillor and Minister of Economic Affairs in Switzerland since 2010. In September this year, he announced his retirement and will leave his position at the end of the year. Mr Schneider-Ammann spoke to the EFTA Newsletter about his time as a minister and the accomplishments made during his time being part of the EFTA family.
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