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EFTA Court


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  • Variants

    • European Free Trade Association Court
    • European Free Trade Association. EFTA Court
    • European Free Trade Association. Court
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  • Sources

    • found: Report of the EFTA Court, 1995:title page (Report of the EFTA Court, 1 Jan. 1994-30 June 1995) foreword (the EFTA Court was set up under the Agreement on the European Economic Area of 2 May 1992)
    • found: EFTA Court website, May 8, 2015(The EFTA Court has jurisdiction with regard to EFTA States which are parties to the EEA Agreement (at present Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway); the Court is mainly competent to deal with infringement actions brought by the EFTA Surveillance Authority against an EFTA State with regard to the implementation, application or interpretation of EEA law rules, for giving advisory opinions to courts in EFTA States on the interpretation of EEA rules and for appeals concerning decisions taken by the EFTA Surveillance Authority; thus the jurisdiction of the EFTA Court largely corresponds to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union over EU States; the proceedings before the EFTA Court consist of a written part and an oral part and all proceedings will be in English; in direct actions, the judgment is rendered in English only; advisory opinions are rendered in English and in the language of the requesting court; the EFTA Court consists of three Judges, one nominated by each of the EFTA States party to the EEA Agreement; the Judges are appointed by common accord of the Governments for a period of six years; the Judges elect their President for a term of three years)
  • Change Notes

    • 1997-07-17: new
    • 2015-05-11: revised
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