Europese Economische Ruimte

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De Europese Economische Ruimte (EER) verenigt de EU-lidstaten en de drie EER-EVA-staten (IJsland, Liechtenstein en Noorwegen) in een interne markt waarin dezelfde basisregels gelden. Deze regels hebben als doel het vrije verkeer van goederen, diensten, kapitaal en personen in de EER mogelijk te maken, in een open en concurrerende omgeving. De Overeenkomst betreffende de Europese Economische Ruimte is op 1 januari 1994 in werking getreden.

Het Raadgevend Comité van de Europese Economische Ruimte (RC-EER) maakt deel uit van de EER-overeenkomst (artikel 96) en is in 1994 opgericht.

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The European Economic Area Consultative Committee (EEA CC) held on 18 September 2020 its 28th annual meeting to discuss two resolutions linked to the implementation of the Green Deal initiative and the EU’s New Industrial Strategy. The members of the EEA CC, which represents employers, workers, and other civil society players of EEA member states, agreed on the need to extend the Green Deal to the entire EEA to achieve a more sustainable single market.


At its plenary session in July, the European Economic and Social Committee presented proposals for the economic agenda of the upcoming legislative period (2019-2024) and recommended that they should form the basis of a new European economic strategy. The Committee's proposals seek to develop more resilient and sustainable EU economic policies within an improved governance framework for the Economic and Monetary Union.


The euro ranks second in the world as a reserve currency and as a currency used for fixed income securities issues and international trade transactions. However, its use internationally has yet to return to levels before the financial crisis, and its future role in the international monetary system is tied to the economic prospects of the euro area.