The Commission—The EFTA Court’s Patron Saint?
The European Commission is an influential player in the governance structure of the EEA. It represents the Union in the EEA Joint Committee (in most cases). And it would play a part in possible dispute settlement proceedings in the event of a judicial conflict between the EFTA Court and the ECJ. In the meantime, it has, however, become clear that the respective provisions of the EEA Agreement hardly offer an operational solution.