Norway takes on Chairmanship of EFTA Council and presents priorities
The EFTA Council met in Geneva on 11 July under Norwegian Chairmanship.
Icelandic EEA EFTA Chair outlines priorities for second half of 2019
The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 9 and 10 July respectively. 23 decisions were adopted at the EEA Joint Committee, incorporating 30 EU legal acts into the EEA Agreement, including the Benchmark-Regulation.
EFTA and SACU move closer to update of free trade agreement
Delegations from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the EFTA Member States convened in Geneva from 1 to 4 July 2019 to continue negotiations on the update and modernisation of their free trade agreement.
The EFTA Forum adopts opinions on sustainable development and artificial intelligence
Mayors and representatives of local and regional authorities from Iceland and Norway convened on 27-28 May, for the 19th meeting of the EFTA Forum of Local and Regional Authorities.
The Minister for Environment of the canton of Jura, Switzerland, attended as an observer.
Coming together in the scenic municipality of Hurdal, an hour north of Oslo, Norway, the meeting was moderated by the outgoing Chair of the EFTA Forum, Mr Nils Røhne, mayor of Stange municipality.
EFTA and Palestine review operation of interim free trade agreement and launch update process for agricultural products
Delegations from the EFTA States and Palestine convened in Ramallah on 27 June 2019 to address issues of implementation of their interim Agreement and to launch the process aiming at updating the bilateral agricultural agreements.