Case E-3/12 - Staten v/Arbeidsdepartementet v Stig Arne Johnsson
Request for an Advisory Opinion from the EFTA Court by Borgarting Lagmannsrett received on 29 May 2012 in the case of Staten v/Arbeidsdepartementet v Stig Arne Johnsson.
Mr Gunnar Selvik appointed as new Registrar
The EFTA Court in Luxembourg has appointed Gunnar Selvik as its new Registrar to take over from the present Registrar, Skuli Magnusson, on 1 September 2012. Further information can be found under Press Releases.
Case E-13/11 Granville Establishment v Volker Anhalt, Melanie Anhalt and Jasmin Barbaro, née Anhalt
Delivered in open Court on Wednesday, 25 April 2012.
PR 7/2012 - Judgment in Case E-15/10 Posten Norge AS v EFTA Surveillance Authority
Speech on the occasion of the visit of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court on 14 February 2012
Speech given by President Carl Baudenbacher on the occasion of the visit of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
Visit of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court to the EFTA Court
On Tuesday 14 February 2012, the EFTA Court received a delegation from the Swiss Federal Supreme Court led by its President Lorenz Meyer. Other members of the Swiss Delegation were Judge Ulrich Meyer, Judge Andreas Zünd and Secretary-General Paul Tschümperlin. The introductory words of the Court’s President can be found here.
The EFTA Judicial System Reaches the Age of Majority – Accomplishments and Problems
Speech given by President Carl Baudenbacher at the EEA Seminar of the EFTA Secretariat on 19 January 2012 in Brussels.
Note by the EFTA Court concerning the Norwegian Report on Norway’s Agreements with the EU
The EFTA Court has today, 27 January 2012, issued a note on the Norwegian Official Report NOU 2012:2 “Outside and Inside, Norway’s Agreements with the European Union”
In the note, the EFTA Court welcomes that the Report’s main thrust is a positive assessment of the EEA/EFTA institutions and the way in which they have worked and fulfilled tasks over the past 18 years. However, the note also contains several remarks on the observations and affirmations found in the Report.
A complete copy of the note is attached.
PR 12/11 - Election of Judge Carl Baudenbacher as President of the Court
In a meeting on 9 December 2011, the EFTA Court judges, Carl Baudenbacher (President, Liechtenstein), Per Christiansen (Norway), and Páll Hreinsson (Iceland) elected a new President.
They elected Carl Baudenbacher for a fourth term as President of the EFTA Court, starting on 1 January 2012 and ending on 31 December 2014.
The EFTA Court consists of three regular judges and six ad hoc judges nominated by Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. Earlier this year, Per Christiansen (Norway), and Páll Hreinsson (Iceland) took office as new judges at the Court. Carl Baudenbacher has been a member of the Court since 1995.
President Baudenbacher to speak at Oslo University
EFTA Court President Carl Baudenbacher gave a lecture at the University of Oslo on 29 September on whether the EFTA judicial mechanism is in need of reform. He also paid a visit to the Supreme Court of Norway and was received by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bente Angell-Hansen. President Baudenbacher was accompanied by his wife Doris Baudenbacher-Tandler and by the Court’s Registrar Skúli Magnússon.