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Regional trade organization and free trade area consisting of four European states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. Wikipedia

  • European integration

    Process of industrial, economic, political, legal, social and cultural integration of states wholly or partially in Europe or nearby. European integration has primarily come about through the European Union and its policies. Wikipedia

  • European Economic Area

    Established via the Agreement on the European Economic Area, an international agreement which enables the extension of the European Union's single market to member states of the European Free Trade Association. Internal market governed by the same basic rules. Wikipedia

  • European Single Market

    Single market comprising the 27 member states of the European Union as well as – with certain exceptions – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and Switzerland through bilateral treaties. The single market seeks to guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and labour, known collectively as the "four freedoms". Wikipedia

  • Visa policy of the Schengen Area

    Set by the European Union and applies to the Schengen Area and to other EU member states except Ireland. The visa policy allows nationals of certain countries to enter the Schengen Area via air, land or sea without a visa for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Wikipedia

  • EFTA Court

    Supranational judicial body responsible for the three EFTA members who are also members of the European Economic Area (EEA): Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. As members of the EEA, the three countries participate in the European single market of the European Union. Wikipedia

  • International organisations in Europe

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  • Switzerland–European Union relations

    Not a member state of the European Union . Associated with the Union through a series of bilateral treaties in which Switzerland has adopted various provisions of European Union law in order to participate in the Union's single market, without joining as a member state. Wikipedia

  • Special member state territories and the European Union

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  • Passports in Europe

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  • List of bilateral free-trade agreements

    List of free-trade agreements between two sides, where each side could be a country , a trade bloc or an informal group of countries. Also a free-trade area. Wikipedia

  • Canada–European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement

    Trade agreement between Canada and the member states of the European Free Trade Association . Signed in Davos, Switzerland on January 26, 2008, it came into effect on July 1, 2009. Wikipedia

  • Relations between the Principality of Liechtenstein (Fürstentum Liechtenstein) and the European Union (EU) are shaped heavily by Liechtenstein's participation in the European Economic Area (EEA). Only microstate that is part of the EEA. Wikipedia

  • Visa requirements for EFTA nationals

    Visa requirements for EFTA nationals are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states. Current member states of EFTA are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Wikipedia

  • Member state of the European Union

    The European Union (EU) consists of 27 member states. Party to the founding treaties of the union and thereby shares in the privileges and obligations of membership. Wikipedia

  • Proposal for a post-Brexit settlement, which the British government did not pursue. Alternative to the Chequers plan, it would have consisted of membership of the European Free Trade Association  and of membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) as an EFTA member state, combined with a separate customs union with the EU to create a trade relationship similar to that between the EU and its member states today, with the exception of the political representation in the EU's bodies. Wikipedia

  • Visa requirements for European Union citizens

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  • Enlargement of the European Union

    The European Union (EU) has expanded a number of times throughout its history by way of the accession of new member states to the Union. To join the EU, a state needs to fulfil economic and political conditions called the Copenhagen criteria (after the Copenhagen summit in June 1993), which require a stable democratic government that respects the rule of law, and its corresponding freedoms and institutions. Wikipedia

  • European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority

    The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) monitors compliance with the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway; the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States which are a part of the EEA Agreement, allowing them to participate in the Internal Market of the European Union. ESA operates independently of the EFTA States and seeks to protect the rights of individuals and market participants who find their rights infringed by rules or practices of the EFTA States or companies within those states. Wikipedia

  • Potential enlargement of the European Union

    [[File:European Union member states and candidates.svg|thumb|300px| ]] Wikipedia

  • European Union Association Agreement

    Treaty between the European Union (EU), its Member States and a non-EU country that creates a framework for co-operation between them. Areas frequently covered by such agreements include the development of political, trade, social, cultural and security links. Wikipedia

  • Switzerland

    Country situated at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. Federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Wikipedia

  • Euroscepticism

    Euroscepticism, also known as EU-scepticism, means criticism of the European Union (EU) and European integration. It ranges from those who oppose some EU institutions and policies and seek reform (Eurorealism or soft Euroscepticism), to those who oppose EU membership outright and see the EU as unreformable (hard Euroscepticism or anti-European Unionism/anti-EUism). Wikipedia

  • Schengen Area

    Area comprising 26 European countries that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy. Wikipedia

  • EEA and Norway Grants

    The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contributions of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing social and economic disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe. Through the Grants Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are also contributing to strengthening fundamental European values such as democracy, tolerance and the rule of law. Wikipedia

  • Policy chapter of the acquis communautaire of the European Union. Employment in another member state on the same conditions as the nationals of that particular member state. Wikipedia

  • Member states of the Council of Europe

    Founded on 5 May 1949 by ten western and northern European states, with Greece joining three months later, and Iceland, Turkey and West Germany joining the next year. It now has 47 member states, with Montenegro being the latest to join. Wikipedia

  • World Trade Organization

    Intergovernmental organization concerned with the regulation of international trade between nations. Established in 1948. Wikipedia

  • Norway

    Nordic country in Northern Europe whose mainland territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard also form part of Norway. Wikipedia


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