EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA)

Autorité de surveillance AELE

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1994, as an independent international organization with respect to F-XF0847 - European Economic Area (EEA), having been proposed under Article 108 of 'Agreement on the European Economic Area', signed 2 May 1992, Porto (Portugal). Separate 'Agreement between the EFTA States on the Establishment of a Surveillance Authority and a Court of Justice' signed 2 May 1992 in Porto (Portugal). Both agreements entered into force 1 Jan 1994.


Ensure fulfillment by EFTA states of their obligations under EEA Agreement; ensure application of the rules of EEA Agreement on competition; monitor application of the EEA Agreement by other Contracting Parties. To this end: take decisions and other measures in cases provided for in EEA Agreement; formulate recommendations, deliver opinions and issue notices or guidelines on matters dealt with in EEA Agreement; cooperate, exchange information and consult with the European Commission.


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Independent Board or College, comprising one member from each EFTA country but completely independent of governments and other EEA institutions. Departments: Internal Market Affairs; Competition and State Aid; Legal and Executive Affairs; Administration. Secretariat in Brussels (Belgium).


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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