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56th EEA JPC Meeting, 25-26 August 2021, Reykjavík - with remote participation

Ms Christel SCHALDEMOSE, MEP, and Mr Günter VOGT, President of the EEA JPC, Co-Chairing the 56th EEA JPC Ms Christel SCHALDEMOSE, MEP, and Mr Günter VOGT, President of the EEA JPC, Co-Chairing the 56th EEA JPC
Ms Christel SCHALDEMOSE, MEP and Mr Günter VOGT, President of the EEA JPC, Co-Chairing the 56th EEA JPC © EFTA (2021)

The 56th meeting of the European Economic Area Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) took place on 25-26 August in Reykjavik, hosted by the Parliament of Iceland. This was the first face-to-face meeting in nearly two years due to the working and travelling restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Members and speakers had also the possibility to join remotely.

The meeting was co-chaired by Mr Günter VOGT, President of the EEA JPC, Member of the Parliament of Liechtenstein, and Ms Christel SCHALDEMOSE, Member of the European Parliament and of the DEEA.

Discussions focused on the main developments in the implementation of the EEA Agreement, the participation of the EEA EFTA States in EU framework programmes, the state of play and prospects of the new EEA/Norway grants, the Digital Service Act Package, the European Carbon Adjustment Mechanism, perspectives for future cooperation in the Arctic, and relations with the UK.

55th EEA JPC Meeting, 28 April 2021, Brussels, remote

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On 28 April 2021 the European Economic Area Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA JPC) held its 55th meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting took place remotely. Switzerland attended the meeting as an observer.

Discussions focused on the main developments in the implementation of the EEA Agreement, in particular amid the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. A Resolution on the EEA Joint Committee's 2020 Annual Report on the functioning of the EEA was adopted.

The parliamentarians also debated issues of key relevance for the EEA such as cooperation within the Internal Market in the light of a global pandemic, and the future relations with the UK. Information was also provided about the state of play of the EU-Switzerland Relations, in particular regarding the Institutional Framework Agreement.
The meeting was chaired by the Vice-President of the EEA JPC and Chair of the D-EEA, Mr Andreas SCHWAB.

A recording of the meeting can be watched via Webstreaming on EP live.

54th EEA JPC meeting, 16 November 2020, Brussels, remote

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The 54th EEA Joint Parliamentary Committee meeting, originally planned to take place in Reykjavik on 19-20 May 2020 and postponed following the measures taken in connection with the COVID-19, was held remotely in Brussels on 16 November 2020.

A recording of the meeting can be watched via webstreaming on EP live.


53rd EEA JPC meeting, 30-31 October 2019, Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

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The European Economic Area Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) met in Vaduz (Liechtenstein) on 30-31 October. The EP sent a delegation of four parliamentarians, led by Andreas SCHWAB (EPP, DE), Chair of the D-EEA.

This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the EEA Agreement, which guarantees equal treatment, legal certainty and predictable conditions for citizens and businesses in the EU and three EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The Members of the EEA JPC discussed recent developments and challenges in the implementation of the EEA Agreement, the future of the Single market as well as the UK withdrawal from the European Union and its implications on the EEA.

Previous interparliamentary meetings

A summary of inter-parliamentary meetings held during the European Parliament's 8th term (2014-2019) can be found in the delegation's archives.