Standing Committee of the EFTA States

Comité permanent de l'AELE

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1994, by D-XD0766 - EFTA in the context of the F-XF0847 - European Economic Area (EEA).


Manage the EFTA side of the EEA Agreement; act as a forum for coordinating the positions of EFTA/EEA States on all EEA-related matters.


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Normally meets in Brussels (Belgium) and comprises government representatives of EFTA countries (one vote per country) who also represent their countries within the E-XE1724 - EEA Joint Committee. May also meet at ministerial level. Switzerland has observer status, which also can be issued to the E-XE3052 - EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). Consultative bodies: the E-XE2527 - Committee of Members of Parliament of the EFTA States Party to the EEA (EFTA MPS); EFTA Consultative Committee (CC). Subcommittees (5); Working Groups. Secretariat provided by EFTA Secretariat in Brussels.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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