Friday 18 September 2020


09:30 | Opening by the EEA CC co-chairs Mr Sigi Langenbahn (EFTA CC) and Ms Kinga Jóo (EESC)

  • Adoption of the draft agenda
  • Adoption of the minutes of the 27th meeting of the EEA CC (Brussels, Belgium 23-24 May 2019)
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market, presentation by Ms Julia Anderson, Research Assistant at Bruegel, followed by discussion

10:15 | Coffee break

10:45 | The European Green Deal

  • The European Green Deal - presentation by Mr Nils Torvalds (MEP, Finland)
  • Discussion
  • The European Green Deal - making it happen - presentation of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform by Ms Maria Nikolopoulou (EESC member)
  • Discussion
  • EEA CC report and resolution on the European Green Deal - presentation of the report and the resolution by the co-rapporteurs Ms Kinga Joó (EESC) and Mr Jarle Hammerstad (EFTA CC)
  • Discussion and adoption

12:00 | Lunch

13:00 | Developments of the EEA Agreement and current EU/EEA EFTA issues

  • Statements by the EEA executive bodies:
    • H.E. Ms Sabine Monauni, President and EFTA Chair of the EEA Joint Committee, Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the European Union 
    • Ms Clara Ganslandt, EU Chair of the EEA Joint Committee, Deputy Head of Division, EEAS
  • Briefing on Brexit by Mr Andri Lúthersson, EFTA Deputy Secretary-General
  • Discussion

14:00 | Coffee break

14:15 | The EU Industrial Strategy 

  • Statements by Ms Antonia Bierbaumer, Adviser at BusinessEurope and by Mr Félix Mailleux, Adviser at the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Discussion

            EEA CC Resolution on the EU’s New Industrial Strategy and the EEA 

  • Presentation of the resolution by the co-rapporteurs Mr Petr Zahradník (EESC) and Ms Dagný Aradóttir Pind (EFTA CC), followed by discussion and adoption
  • Discussion and adoption

15:30 | End of the meeting