The Handbook of EEA Law

  • Carl Baudenbacher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. History and Main Features of the EEA Agreement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Genesis of EEA Law

  4. Institutions and Procedure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Frank Büchel, Xavier Lewis
      Pages 113-138
    3. Carl Baudenbacher
      Pages 139-178
    4. Christa Tobler
      Pages 195-207
  5. National Authorities in the EFTA Pillar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Pål Wennerås
      Pages 211-223
    3. Einar Karl Hallvarðsson
      Pages 225-239
    4. Andrea Entner-Koch, Thomas Bischof
      Pages 241-253
  6. National Courts in the EFTA Pillar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Thomas Christian Poulsen
      Pages 257-275
    3. Skúli Magnússon
      Pages 277-292
    4. Wilhelm Ungerank
      Pages 293-306
  7. The Practicing Bar in the EFTA Pillar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Thomas Nordby, Kristoffer Nerland
      Pages 309-318
    3. Stefán Geir Thórisson
      Pages 319-330
    4. Mario Frick
      Pages 331-345
  8. General Principles and Prohibition of Discrimination on Grounds of Nationality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Páll Hreinsson
      Pages 349-389
    3. Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen
      Pages 391-411
  9. The Fundamental Freedoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Peter-Christian Müller-Graff
      Pages 415-435
    3. Kjartan Bjarni Björgvinsson
      Pages 473-500
    4. Per Christiansen
      Pages 501-520
  10. Competition Law and Related Matters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. John Temple Lang
      Pages 523-545
    3. Siri Teigum
      Pages 547-573
    4. Michael Sánchez Rydelski
      Pages 575-603
    5. Magnus Schmauch
      Pages 605-624
    6. Romina Polley, Michael-James Clifton
      Pages 625-656
  11. Further Areas of Economic Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 657-657
    2. Francesco A. Schurr, Johannes Gasser
      Pages 659-685
    3. Simon Planzer
      Pages 687-702
    4. Ole-Andreas Rognstad
      Pages 703-720
    5. Richard Lyal
      Pages 721-748
    6. Andreas Batliner, Heinz Konzett
      Pages 749-760
  12. Law of Natural and Economic Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 761-761
    2. Knut Almestad
      Pages 763-772
    3. Dirk Buschle, Birgitte Jourdan-Andersen
      Pages 773-805
  13. Social Protection and Public Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 807-807
    2. Catherine Barnard
      Pages 809-837

About this book


This Handbook comprehensively addresses the breadth of law encompassed by the EEA Agreement, which extends the European Union’s Single Market to three EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The Handbook is first and foremost intended for practitioners and legal scholars, but its approachable style makes it readily accessible for students. The Handbook provides the reader with a thorough grounding in the EEA Agreement, detailing how secondary EU law becomes applicable in the EFTA pillar, and the roles played by the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court. It considers the EEA Agreement from the respective perspectives of the national authorities, courts, and the legal professions of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The book meticulously examines substantive EEA law, beginning with the general principles and the four freedoms, through competition law and State aid to such aspects as the precautionary principle, tax law and mutual administrative and legal assistance. Emphasis is placed on jurisprudence and especially that of the EFTA Court.

Each chapter has been written by a judge, noted practitioner or eminent academic in their respective fields and the book is divided into twelve parts:

  • Part I History and main features of the EEA Agreement
  • Part II Genesis of EEA Law
  • Part III Institutions and Procedure
  • Part IV National Authorities in the EFTA Pillar
  • Part V National Courts in the EFTA Pillar
  • Part VI The Practicing Bar in the EFTA Pillar
  • Part VII General Principles and Prohibition
  • Part VIII The Fundamental Freedoms
  • Part IX Competition Law and Related Matters
  • Part X Further Areas of Economic Law
  • Part XI Law of Natural and Economic Resources
  • Part XII Social Protection and Public Health


Basel Convention EEA EFTA EU Enlargement European Economic Area European Free Trade Association European Integration European Union Stockholm Convention Vaduz Convention

Editors and affiliations

  • Carl Baudenbacher
    • 1
  1. 1.EFTA CourtLuxembourgLuxembourg

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24341-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24343-6
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