Informal video conference of the members of the European Economic Area Council, 25 May 2020

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An informal videoconference was held by the members of the European Economic Area (EEA) Council on 25 May 2020.

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Participants held a discussion on the overall functioning of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement) and the effect of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on the internal market. EEA Council members also held an orientation debate on the European Green Deal.

In the margins of the informal video conference, the ministers held an informal exchange of views on the EU-UK negotiations on future relations. They also discussed the external dimension of the COVID-19 crisis.

A Joint Statement was adopted addressing the following matters:

  • Response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Cooperation in the EEA
  • Political dialogue
  • Withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the EEA Agreement
  • Development of the internal market
  • Incorporation of EEA-relevant EU acts
  • The European Green Deal
  • EU programmes
  • EEA and Norway Financial Mechanisms
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