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Agreement on the European Economic Area

The work offers

A comprehensive overview of the special situation in Switzerland

Cross-sectional views on the effects of EEA law in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and on the effects of EEA law in the EU

Important references to the international agreements accompanying the EEA

A comprehensive analysis of the changed legal environment, including the Treaty of Lisbon and other European Treaties.

In addition, the commentary provides information on the current state of EEA law in the light of the case law of the EFTA Court and the legislation and case law of the three countries Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

About Agreement on the European Economic Area

The new commentary, article by article, explores the importance of the legal practice agreement. It incorporates the extensive annexes and protocols to the agreement, which unlocks key secondary EEA law and establishes links with EU law. The current state of EEA law in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein is summarized by legislation and case law.

The provisions of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) determine the relations of the EFTA countries Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein with the EU and its Member States. On its basis, these three countries participate extensively in the internal market. The EEA is also discussed as a possible model for relations between the EU and the United Kingdom after Brexit.

The focus of the presentations lies in the commentary of the EEA regulations on the free movement of goods, the movement of persons, services and capital, transport policy and competition law. The tasks and procedures of the two EEA bodies European Surveillance Authority and EFTA Court, which are used for monitoring and dispute resolution, are explained by commenting on the EEA Regulations and the supplementary agreement concluded between Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

For ease of use, the otherwise not easily accessible annexes and protocols, where relevant, and the supplementary agreements are printed.


Published: 08-02-2018
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 1200
ISBN: 9781509922420
Imprint: Nomos/Hart
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £295.00



Finn Arnesen

Professor dr. juris (Oslo),Director of the Centre for European Law, University of Oslo (1997-2002 and 2012-).

Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen

Professor Dr. iur. (Göttingen), Ph.D. (Bergen), University of Bergen.

Hans Petter Graver

Professor dr. juris (Oslo), Dr. h.c. (University of Helsinki), Dr. h.c. (University of Heidelberg), Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (2008-2015).

Ola Mestad

Professor dr. juris (Oslo), University of Oslo, ad hoc Judge at the EFTA Court since 2006, former Director of the Centre for European Law, University of Oslo (2006-2007), Director of the Scandinavian Institute... More Info

Christoph Vedder 

Professor em. Dr. iur. (Göttingen), formerly Chair for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law as well as Sports Law, Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, University of Augsburg.

Emneord: EØS-avtalen Av Editor(s): Finn Arnesen, Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, Hans Petter Graver, Ola Mestad, Christoph Vedder
Publisert 31. jan. 2018 21:14 - Sist endret 3. feb. 2021 04:08