Judgment in English and Norwegian in Case E-16/20 - Q and others v The Norwegian Government, represented by The Immigration Appeals Board, delivered in open Court on 23 November 2021.


Judgment in English and Icelandic in Case E-17/20 - Zvonimir Cogelja v The Directorate of Health.

01/12/2021 ▪ Oral hearing in Case E-3/21

The oral hearing in Case E-3/21 - PRA Group Europe AS v Staten v/Skatteetaten, will take place on Wednesday, 1 December at 10:00. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hearing will be held remotely via video conference. The hearing will be streamed on the Court’s website. 

EFTA Court Conference - People and the EEA

On Friday 15 October 2021, the EFTA Court held its annual Conference on the topic “People and the EEA”, at the Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg. The conference was also streamed via the Court´s website. 

Appointment of a Member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority

On 14 October 2021, during a public sitting of the EFTA Court, Mr. Stefan Barriga took the oath as a new member of the EFTA Surveillance Authority. Prior to taking up this position, Mr. Barriga was deputy ambassador at the Liechtenstein Mission to the European Union. He succeeds Mr Frank J Büchel.


Publication of the Court's revised Rules of Procedure

13/04/2021 ▪ Annual Report 2020

The Report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2020 and contains the decisions rendered during that period as well as an overview of other activities of the Court.

President Páll Hreinsson reappointed for a further six-year period as a Judge of the EFTA Court

The Governments of the EEA/EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have on 1 December 2020 decided to reappoint President Páll Hreinsson for a third term of six years as a Judge of the Court. The term will last from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2026.

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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