Spring Conference - 1 June 2018
The EFTA Court will hold its annual Spring Conference on 1 June 2018 on the subject of "The EEA in times of change" at the Chamber of Commerce, on plateau Kirchberg in Luxembourg.
This year’s edition will have a twofold focus: Competition across Europe and the Impact of Brexit. Among the confirmed speakers for the Conference are Prof. Catherine Barnard (Cambridge) and Prof. Stefan Enchelmaier (Oxford).
For the programme of the Spring Conference please click here
Judgment in Case E-7/17 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v Iceland
Judgment in Case E-7/17 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v Iceland, delivered in open Court on 24 April 2018.
Annual Report 2017
To access the digitial version of the Annual Report, please click on the picture
Public sitting at Cercle Cité - 9 April 2018
Senior Judge and Former President Carl Baudenbacher stepped down from the bench and Dr Bernd Hammermann took the oath and entered into office as Judge of the EFTA Court. Judge Hammermann’s term of office ends on 5 September 2019. He replaced Senior Judge, and former President, Carl Baudenbacher on the EFTA Court bench.
For the speech of the Former President at the event please click here
For the gallery of photographs from the event please click here
Press Release 03/18 - Former President Carl Baudenbacher stepped down from the bench
Former President Carl Baudenbacher will step down from the EFTA Court bench
At a public sitting of the Court to be held at Cercle Cité Luxembourg at 5 p.m. on 9 April 2018, Senior Judge, and former President, Carl Baudenbacher will step down from the EFTA Court bench. Dr Bernd Hammermann, who has been nominated by the Principality of Liechtenstein and who has been appointed by common accord of the EFTA governments, will take the oath as a Judge of the EFTA Court on that occasion.
Press Release 02/18 - Case E-4/17 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v Norway
Judgment in Case E-4/17 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v Norway
Judgment in Case E-4/17 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v Norway, delivered in open Court on 21 March 2018.
Appointment of Members and of the President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority
On 11 January 2018, during a Public Sitting of the EFTA Court, Ms Bente Angell-Hansen from Norway took the oath as the new President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority. Ms Angell-Hansen has had a long career in the Norwegian Foreign Service. Now, leaving the service and her position as Ambassador to Austria and Head of the Norwegian Mission to the United Nations in Vienna, she is succeeding Mr Sven Erik Svedman as President of ESA as of 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2019.
On the same occasion, Mr Högni S. Kristjánsson from Iceland took the oath. Mr Kristjánsson succeeds Ms Helga Jónsdóttir from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2021. He previously held the position of Permanent Representative to the United Nations, EFTA and WTO in Geneva.
College Members of the EFTA Surveillance Authority are appointed by common accord of the Governments of the three EFTA States parties to the EEA Agreement.