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The EEA and the EFTA Court

Decentred Integration

Editor(s): EFTA Court
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Published: 27-11-2014
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Extent: 224
ISBN: 9781782255253
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About The EEA and the EFTA Court

The EEA Agreement extends the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital to the EEA/EFTA States: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It provides for equal conditions of competition and abolishes discrimination on grounds of nationality in all 31 EEA States. The successful operation of the EEA depends upon a two-pillar system of supervision involving the European Commission and
the EFTA Surveillance Authority. A two-pillar structure has also been established in respect of judicial control with the EFTA Court operating in parallel to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The EFTA Court, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014, has jurisdiction with regard to EFTA States which are parties to the EEA Agreement. The jurisdiction of the EFTA Court accordingly corresponds to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union over EU Member States in matters of EEA law.

The essays in this collection, assembled to celebrate the 20 year landmark, and written by members of the Court and external experts, review the successes and shortcomings of the Court, its interface with EU law, and the prospects for its future development.

Table Of Contents

I. Introduction
2. The EFTA Court's Early Days
3. The Style of the EFTA Court
4. European Courts in Dialogue
5. The Advocates General and the EFTA Court
6. The Immoral Choice-How Judges Participate in the Transformation of Rule of Law to Legal Evil
7. The Content of Requests for Preliminary Rulings to the European Court of Justice and the EFTA Court-What are the Minimum Requirements?
8. Practical Issues Regarding the Application of EEA Law through the Eyes of a National Judge
9. 'To Refer or Not to Refer?'
10. 'To Refer or Not to Refer?' Confession of a National Judge
11. Efficient Judicial Protection of EEA Rights in the EFTA Pillar-Different Role for the National Judge?
12. The Norwegian Experience of the EEA Judiciary
13. The Role of Individual Lawyers in EEA Law
14. Reciprocity, Homogeneity and Loyal Cooperation: Dealing with Recalcitrant National Courts?
15. Preliminary Rulings in the EEA-Bridging (Institutional) Homogeneity and Procedural Autonomy by Exchange of Information
16. European Integration
17. Free Movement of People and the European Economic Area
18. 'Shall be Made Part of the Internal Legal Order': The Legislative Approaches
19. Climate Change Law and Policy in the EEA-A View from the General Court
20. Homogeneity or Renationalisation in the European Judicial Area? Comments on a Recent Judgment of the Norwegian Supreme Court
21. General Principles
22. Fundamental Rights in EEA Law
23. Uncharted Waters: Reflections on the Legal Significance of the Charter under EEA Law and Judicial Cross-Fertilisation in the Field of Fundamental Rights
24. The Essentials
25. Judicial Protection in the EEA EFTA States-Direct Effect of EEA Law Revisited
26. The EFTA Court and the Principle of State Liability: Protecting the Jewel in the Crown
27. Fine-tuning Transparency
28. The Free Movement of Goods in EEA Law: The Philip Morris Norway, Commission v Italy and Mickelsson and Roos Cases
29. The EFTA Court-A Court of Business Law?
30. Icesave-Limited Homogeneity and Unlimited Judicial Interpretation
31. Standard of Review in Competition Law Cases: Posten Norge and Beyond
32. Third Party Access to File in Competition Cases
33. To Tax or Not to Tax: Reflections on the Case Law of the EFTA Court
34. The EEA Joint Committee-A Political Assessment
35. The EEA Surveillance Mechanism
36. The EFTA Surveillance Authority and the Surveillance of the EEA Agreement
37. The EFTA Secretariat: Steward of the EEA
38. EEA Law, Unexpected Success: A Japanese Perspective
39. EU Law, EEA Law and International Law-The Myth of Supranational Law and Its Implications for
International Law
40. A Look at the EEA from Switzerland

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