• Carsten Zatschler


The EFTA pillar has at its disposal powerful tools for shaping the single market shared with the EU States. Seen as an opportunity to be seized rather than a threat to be defended against, the EEA Agreement provides many ways of infusing the single market with ideas, values and experiences of EEA/EFTA States, which will ultimately secure its benefits for and relevance to future generations. In order to seize these opportunities, they firstly have to be identified as such and, secondly, priorities have to be set. Setting priorities is in particular important where EEA/EFTA States help shape secondary legislation to be incorporated into the EEA Agreement, where EEA law is developed through the positions adopted with regard to the application of the law in new settings, and where ESA identifies enforcement priorities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EFTA Surveillance AuthorityBrusselsBelgium

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