European Economic Area (EEA)

Espace économique européen (EEE)
Espacio Económico Europeo (EEE)

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History

2 May 1992, Porto (Portugal), on signature of an Agreement between the European Community and the member countries of European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Entered into force on 1 Jan 1994, for 5 countries on EFTA side (Sweden, Finland, Austria, Norway and Iceland) and the then 12 EU member states. For Liechtenstein, EEA Agreement entered into force on 1 May 1995. Switzerland remains outside following a referendum, Dec 1992. Sweden, Finland and Austria transferred from EFTA to the European Union (EU) on 1 Jan 1995. Cyprus, Czech Rep, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined 1 May 2004. Bulgaria and Romania joined 2007. Croatia joined 2014. EEA now consists of the 28 EU member states together with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It extends the EU Customs Union single market to the 3 participating EFTA / EEA countries.

Aims

Promote a continuous and balanced strengthening of trade and economic relations between the Contracting Parties so as to create a homogenous European Economic Area.

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Activities

Extends the EC Internal Market to the 3 participating EFTA countries. EEA Agreement includes harmonized legislation for the 4 freedoms: free movement of goods, services, capital and persons. However, it does not cover all EU policy areas such as Common Agriculture policy, Common Fisheries policy, Foreign and Security policy or Justice and Home Affairs. In order to ensure equal conditions for business throughout the Internal Market, the EEA contains competition and state aid-rules. It also includes horizontal provisions relevant to the 4 freedoms, as well as cooperation outside the 4 freedoms through the participation of the EEA EFTA States in some EU programmes and agencies. EEA EFTA States promote social cohesion within the EEA by providing financial assistance to environment, transport, cultural heritage and education projects through the Financial Mechanism Office. Organizes EFTA Seminar (twice a year in the spring and fall, in Brussels) on the EEA.

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Languages

English.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 31 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Trade
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

UIA Org ID

F0847

Last News Received

2019
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