Brussels, 24 May 2023
The 56th meeting of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) Council took place in Brussels on 24 May 2023.
The EEA Council discussed the overall functioning of the EEA Agreement and held an orientation debate entitled ‘Building long-term competitiveness in the internal market in the face of global challenges’.
The meeting was chaired by Ms Jessika Roswall, Minister for EU Affairs of Sweden, representing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It was attended by Ms Anniken Huitfeldt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ms Dominique Hasler, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, and Ms Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland; as well as by Vice President Šefčovič and representatives of the European External Action Service.
The meeting of the EEA Council was preceded by an informal political dialogue with the EEA EFTA states. The discussions focused on Ukraine and China.
Source – EU Council