The idea of the UK joining the EEA and EFTA has been put forward as one option for their future relationship with the EU.
What does this mean in practice?
Our event will cover how the UK can negotiate joining the EEA and EFTA following the agreement on withdrawal, the obstacles to becoming an EEA/EFTA member and the implications for the UK's relationship with the EU following a successful application to the group.
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Senior Advisor | KREAB
Dr. Sven Norberg is a former Swedish Judge of Appeal, who was Director in DG Competition of the European Commission (1995-2005). Before that he was Judge of the EFTA Court (1994 and 1995). This followed 12 years as Director Legal Affairs in the EFTA Secretariat, during which period he inter alia was in charge of all legal and institutional issues under the negotiations on the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Before joining the EFTA he was Permanent Secretary and Chief Legal Officer in the Swedish Ministry of Trade and Commerce. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the EU and the EEA, incl. with others The European Economic Area - EEA Law - A Commentary on the EEA Agreement (Kluwer 1993) He is also a Member of the Editorial Boards of the Europarättslig Tidskrift, the main Scandinavian European Law Journal, and of European Law Reporter. Since 2006 Sven Norberg is Senior Advisor at KREAB, one of the largest and most experienced Public Affairs consultancies in Brussels.
Deputy Secretary-General | EFTA Secretariat
Andri Lúthersson is the Deputy Secretary-General in Brussels, who supports the Secretary General in coordinating EFTA’s work in Brussels in relation to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and Brexit. Andri was previously at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Director of Information and Communication and later, the Brexit-coordinator. Andri has also held the position of Councellor of Icelandic Mission to the EU. He has received a MA in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury and a BA in Political Science from University of Iceland.
Deputy-Director | EFTA Surveillance Authority
Cath has worked for the EFTA Surveillance Authority for the last 6 years and is presently the Deputy Director of the Legal and Executive Affairs department. Prior to her work at ESA, Cath worked for the Law Society of England and Wales, at the Court of Justice of the EU and at the European Commission.