EFTA Surveillance Authority v the Principality of Liechtenstein

About this case:

Failure by an EEA/EFTA State to fulfil its obligations – Prior authorisation schemes for establishment and cross-border services – Directive 2006/123/EC – Article 31 EEA – Article 36 EEA – Justification – Proportionality

An action against the Principality of Liechtenstein was brought before the EFTA Court on 29 July 2015 by the EFTA Surveillance Authority. 


Application received from the EFTA Surveillance Authority


Service of the application on the Government of Liechtenstein. Deadline for the defence: Monday, 5 October 2015


Deadline for written observations from Governments and relevant institutions (cf. Article 20 of the Statute): Monday, 21 December 2015


Written observations received from the European Commission


Service of the written observations