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What is the European Economic Area?
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Advice to EEA nationals and their family members post Brexit referendum
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What Is The European Economic Area?
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: Omega Omega
What Is The European Economic Area?
What Is The European Economic Area?
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Uno Uno
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Residence Card as a family member of an European National
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: Stay UK
Brexit, The European Union, and the European Economic Area with Sam Bowman
Brexit, The European Union, and the European Economic Area with Sam Bowman
Published: 2017/09/22
Channel: The Economics Detective
What is the Difference Between the EU and the EEA Countries?
What is the Difference Between the EU and the EEA Countries?
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: UKVisa SuccessCom
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Switzerland ends bid to join European Economic Area - after 24 years
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: euronews (in English)
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Published: 2017/09/20
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European Economic Area Nationals: QUALIFIED PERSONS (OVERVIEW)
European Economic Area Nationals: QUALIFIED PERSONS (OVERVIEW)
Published: 2017/08/10
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European Economic Area
Published: 2018/01/01
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What Is The European Economic Area?
Published: 2017/09/09
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Is The United Kingdom A Part Of Europe?
Is The United Kingdom A Part Of Europe?
Published: 2017/12/07
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EEA Family Permit - Applying as Spouse
EEA Family Permit - Applying as Spouse
Published: 2015/03/24
Channel: neetudolly
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Appeal and EU family Depended
Published: 2017/02/05
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Is The United Kingdom A European Country?
Published: 2017/11/07
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Is The UK A Member Of The European Union?
Is The UK A Member Of The European Union?
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Funny Question
Is Norway A Member Of The European Union?
Is Norway A Member Of The European Union?
Published: 2017/12/17
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Is The United Kingdom A Part Of Europe?
Is The United Kingdom A Part Of Europe?
Published: 2017/11/13
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Is Norway A Member Of The European Union
Is Norway A Member Of The European Union
Published: 2017/12/12
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Reiss Edwards - UK Immigration EEA Family Members
Reiss Edwards - UK Immigration EEA Family Members
Published: 2014/11/10
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EFTA EEA FACTS NOT FEAR
EFTA EEA FACTS NOT FEAR
Published: 2016/01/17
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EEA Family Permit Requirements 2017
EEA Family Permit Requirements 2017
Published: 2017/05/11
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The European Union Explained*
Published: 2013/07/02
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How to Apply for an EEA Family Permit 2017
How to Apply for an EEA Family Permit 2017
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Coops Law
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Brexit. Dual EU UK Citizens. What will happen to Your Non-EU Family Members?
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: UKVisa SuccessCom
Why Does The UK Want To Leave The EU?
Why Does The UK Want To Leave The EU?
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: NowThis World
What Is A EEA Family Permit?
What Is A EEA Family Permit?
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: Tip Tip 2
Brexit Video: New Immigration System and UK - EU Citizens Rights
Brexit Video: New Immigration System and UK - EU Citizens Rights
Published: 2017/07/27
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Permanent Right of Residence in the UK for EEA nationals and Their Family Members (Category 4)
Permanent Right of Residence in the UK for EEA nationals and Their Family Members (Category 4)
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: UKVisa SuccessCom
Entering the UK as a Spouse of a Settled Person Entry Clearance
Entering the UK as a Spouse of a Settled Person Entry Clearance
Published: 2016/02/09
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EEA Family Permit Processing Time 2017
EEA Family Permit Processing Time 2017
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Coops Law
Is Switzerland A Member Of The European Union
Is Switzerland A Member Of The European Union
Published: 2017/12/12
Channel: Etta Hahne Tipz
Permanent Right of Residence in the UK for EEA nationals and Their Family Members (Category 2 )
Permanent Right of Residence in the UK for EEA nationals and Their Family Members (Category 2 )
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: UKVisa SuccessCom
Is The United Kingdom Part Of The European Union?
Is The United Kingdom Part Of The European Union?
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Uno Uno
Can I Travel In Europe With EEA Family Permit?
Can I Travel In Europe With EEA Family Permit?
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: Question Rack
Is Norway A Member Of The European Union?
Is Norway A Member Of The European Union?
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: Hadassah Hartman
Is Norway Part Of The European Union?
Is Norway Part Of The European Union?
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: Jrwom Japt
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Can Norwegians Work In The EU?
Published: 2017/12/11
Channel: Velva Stoughton
Norway CAN’T stop Britain joining EFTA after Brexit - ‘UK is our ally, we can’t say no!’
Norway CAN’T stop Britain joining EFTA after Brexit - ‘UK is our ally, we can’t say no!’
Published: 2017/09/11
Channel: News U.S Today
Is Switzerland A Member Of The European Union?
Is Switzerland A Member Of The European Union?
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: Dead Question
EEA TRAILER
EEA TRAILER
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: European Economic Association (EEA)
Marit Berger Røsland - Norway’s relationship with the EU in light of Brexit
Marit Berger Røsland - Norway’s relationship with the EU in light of Brexit
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: IIEA1
Is Norway A Part Of Europe?
Is Norway A Part Of Europe?
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: sparky TIME
Is Switzerland A Member Of The European Union?
Is Switzerland A Member Of The European Union?
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: Question Rack
Visto Family Permit EEA -Atualização  2017
Visto Family Permit EEA -Atualização 2017
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Coisa de Brasileira
#Brexit EXPLAINED!| Animals Amazing Wildlife
#Brexit EXPLAINED!| Animals Amazing Wildlife
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Animals Amazing Wildlife
Norwegian politicians on how EEA membership works for their country
Norwegian politicians on how EEA membership works for their country
Published: 2013/07/01
Channel: Confederation of British Industry
European Economic Area Nationals, Qualified Persons: RETAINING WORKER STATUS FOLLOWING  PREGNANCY
European Economic Area Nationals, Qualified Persons: RETAINING WORKER STATUS FOLLOWING PREGNANCY
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: UKVisa SuccessCom
SM (Algeria) (Appellant) v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section (Respondent)
SM (Algeria) (Appellant) v Entry Clearance Officer, UK Visa Section (Respondent)
Published: 2018/02/14
Channel: UKSupremeCourt
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After Brexit the UK could seek to continue to be a member the European Economic Area (EEA) as a member of EFTA. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister has said that the UK government would not seek permanent membership in the single market.[1]

Current Status[edit]

Britain is currently a member of the European Economic Area as a member of the European Union. Questions have been raised as to whether a state that withdraws from the EU automatically withdraws from the EEA or whether such a withdrawal requires notice under Article 127 of the EEA Agreement[2] – and, if the courts so decide, whether such notice given by the UK would require an act of parliament.[3]

EFTA Membership[edit]

Were the UK to join the EEA as an EFTA member, it would sign up to existing EU internal market legislation that is part of the EEA Agreement. Changes to the internal market would be incorporated into the EEA Agreement subject to the consent of the UK at the EEA Joint Committee; once in the EEA Agreement, the UK would have to incorporate these into UK Law. The EU is also required to conduct extensive consultations with EEA EFTA members beforehand via its many committees and cooperative bodies.[4][5] Some EU law originates from various international bodies on which non-EU EEA countries have a seat.

The EEA Agreement (EU and EFTA members except Switzerland) does not cover Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies, Customs Union, Common Trade Policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy, direct and indirect taxation, and Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters, leaving EFTA members free to set their own policies in these areas;[6] however, EEA countries are required to contribute to the EU Budget in exchange for access to the internal market.[7][8]

A 2013 research paper presented to the Parliament of the United Kingdom proposed a number of alternatives to EU membership which would continue to allow it access to the EU's internal market, including continuing EEA membership as an EFTA member state, or the Swiss model of a number of bilateral treaties covering the provisions of the single market.[9]

EFTA Views[edit]

The United Kingdom was a co-founder of EFTA in 1960, but ceased to be a member upon joining the European Union.

In the first meeting since the Brexit vote, EFTA reacted by saying both that they were open to a UK return and that Britain has many issues to work through. The president of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann stated that its return would strengthen the association.[10] However, in August 2016 the Norwegian Government expressed reservations. Norway's European affairs minister, Elisabeth Vik Aspaker, told the Aftenposten newspaper: "It’s not certain that it would be a good idea to let a big country into this organisation. It would shift the balance, which is not necessarily in Norway’s interests".[11]

Scottish membership of EFTA[edit]

Given the United Kingdom's referendum vote in favour of leaving the European Union and Scotland's overwhelming vote in favour of remaining within the European Union, the Scottish Government has looked into methods to retain access or membership within the EEA, and membership of the EFTA is another option the government is analysing.[12] However, other EFTA states have stated that only sovereign states are eligible for membership, so it could only join if it became independent from the UK.[13]

UK Government View[edit]

In January 2017, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, announced a 12-point plan of negotiating objectives and confirmed that the UK government would not seek continued permanent membership in the single market.[14]

Role of the European Court of Justice[edit]

Under the EEA Agreement, the UK would not be subject to European Court of Justice rulings but instead the EFTA Court would resolve disputes under the EEA Agreement between the EU, EU Member states, and the EFTA Member States.[15] The Court also resolves disputes between EEA persons and the EFTA Surveillance Authority, but there would be no right for a person to raise a dispute under UK Law to the EFTA Court.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilkinson, Michael (17 January 2017). "Theresa May confirms Britain will leave Single Market as she sets out 12-point Brexit plan". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "EEA Agreement, Article 127" (PDF). Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Landale, James (28 November 2016). "'Brexit: Legal battle over UK's single market membership". BBC News. Retrieved 29 November 2016. If the courts say Article 127 does need to be triggered, there is the question of whether an act of parliament would be needed for it to be authorised. 
  4. ^ "EFTA Bulletin Decision Shaping in the European Economic Area" (PDF). European Free Trade Association. March 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Jonathan Lindsell (12 August 2013). "Fax democracy? Norway has more clout than you know". civitas.org.uk. 
  6. ^ "The Basic Features of the EEA Agreement". European Free Trade Association. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Glencross, Andrew (March 2015). "Why a British referendum on EU membership will not solve the Europe question". International Affairs. 91 (2): 303–17. doi:10.1111/1468-2346.12236. 
  8. ^ "EEA EFTA Budget". EFTA. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Leaving the EU - RESEARCH PAPER 13/42" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  10. ^ "The Latest: Lithuania says UK must say if decision is final". CNBC. 2016-06-27. Archived from the original on 2016-07-03. Retrieved 2016-09-18 – via Associated Press. 
  11. ^ Patrick Wintour (2016-08-09). "Norway may block UK return to European Free Trade Association | World news". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  12. ^ "Sturgeon hints the Scottish Government could seek Norway-style EU relationship". 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  13. ^ "Iceland: Scotland could not start applying for EFTA until after independence". The Daily Telegraph. 2017-03-16. Retrieved 2017-03-24. 
  14. ^ Wilkinson, Michael (17 January 2017). "Theresa May confirms Britain will leave Single Market as she sets out 12-point Brexit plan". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "A&O Legal Opinion on EEA membership"

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