The Court’s President, Páll Hreinsson, gave the keynote address at the conference at the University of Oslo. In his speech he set out how the EFTA Court developed fundamental rights protection within the EEA and looked at potentially unresolved issues regarding the impact of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights in the context of EEA law.

Visit of the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, to the EFTA Court

On 7 September 2023, the Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, accompanied by Ambassador Kristján Andri Stefánsson and her political advisers Auðunn Atlason and Lára Björg Björnsdóttir, paid an official visit to the EFTA Court.


Judgment in Case E-15/22 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v Norway, delivered in open Court on 12 July 2023.

Judgment in Case E-11/22

Judgment in English and German in Case E-11/22 - RS v Steuerverwaltung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, delivered in open Court on 4 July 2023.

30/06/2023 ▪ Public Sitting

Michael Reiertsen, who has been nominated by the Kingdom of Norway and appointed by common accord of the EFTA States, took the oath as a Judge of the EFTA Court on Friday 30 June. Judge Per Christiansen stepped down from the EFTA Court bench after serving there for over 12 years.

Spring Conference 2023

On Thursday 15 June 2023, the EFTA Court held its annual Spring Conference on themes in economic law and the EEA and criminal law, at the Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg.


Visit of the Icelandic Court of Appeal

On 4 and 5 May 2023, a delegation from Landsréttur (Icelandic Court of Appeal), led by Hervör Þorvaldsdóttir, President of Landsréttur, visited the EFTA Court along with her colleagues and members of staff.


Publication of the Court's revised Rules of Procedure

EFTA Court Newsletter


The EFTA Court fulfils the judicial function within the EFTA system, interpreting the Agreement on the European Economic Area with regard to the EFTA States party to the Agreement. At present those EFTA States are Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway ...

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