However, precisely because the EEA agreement
is a dynamic arrangement and there has been considerable integration within the EU since 1994, some of these areas have been greatly affected by the rules of the single market.
It is a forum in which views are exchanged and decisions are taken by consensus to incorporate EU legislation into the EEA Agreement
. The EEA JC comprised the ambassadors of the EEA EFTA States and representatives of the European Commission represented by the European External Action Service (EEAS).
Brexit Secretary Mr Davis told MPs that when the UK leaves the EU "the EEA agreement
will no longer operate in respect of the United Kingdom".
(12) One of the solely EFTA institutions is the EFTA Court, which interprets the EEA Agreement
with regard to the EEA-EFTA States and ensures that it harmonizes its interpretations with those of the Court of Justice: this forms one of the focuses of the present work.
The EEA Agreement
completely reshaped relations between the EFTA States and the emerging European Union.
ESA said that it agreed that the Norwegian government's aims were laudable but that in its view the government had not shown that its gaming policy is systematic and consistent enough to justify restrictions of the basic freedoms provided for by the EEA Agreement
The procedure is consistent with the obligation on the EEA Joint Committee to integrate all Community legislation relevant to the EEA Agreement
as soon as possible after its adoption, in order to ensure the necessary security and legal homogeneity.
The European Commission has tabled a proposal for a Decision before the European Union/European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Committee with a view to amending Annexes II (technical regulations, standards, trials and certification) and XX (Environment) of the EEA Agreement
, in order to integrate the recently-adopted acquis communautaire on fuel quality.
When the EEA Agreement
was signed on 2 May 1992 in Porto, Portugal, it constituted one of the major political events of the year in Europe.
Heidar, Iceland's chief negotiator on mackerel fishing, confirmed the EU's notification of the measure at the meeting of the EEA (European Economic Area) Joint Committee, on 14 January (see Europolitics 4120), while noting that the measure must nevertheless "be implemented in full conformity with the EEA agreement
Bill Jamieson, the executive editor of The Scotsman, has accepted that 'the problem with the EEA agreement
is that it obliges countries to accept laws and regulations it does not like'.