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European Free Trade Association: 60th Anniversary Papers

Posted on 13 January 2021

The EFTA’s 60th Anniversary Papers resulting from the 2020 call have now been published.

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). On this occasion, EFTA provided, at the beginning of the year, three grants for the purpose of researching EFTA’s history, economic impact and politics from the 1960s to 2020 and beyond. After review by the EFTA’s Scientific Committee, composed of Youssef Cassis (European University Institute), Dieter Schlenker (Historical Archives of the European Union), and Henri Gétaz (European Free Trade Association), three papers were selected to be presented in this issue of the EFTA bulletin.

The EFTA’s Anniversary Papers, prepared by young researchers, highlight the role and value of the European Free Trade Association in various fields and times, focusing respectively on:

  • Democracy Promotion and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA): Four Case Studies
  • Settling Inter-State Trade Disputes: Lessons from the EFTA Complaints Procedure
  • Subsidies and State aid in the Context of Free Trade – Roles and Obligations of EFTA and its Member States in WTO and European Subsidy Regimes
  • EFTA as an actor in the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy

The publication of this EFTA bulletin constitutes another step forward in the continued cooperation developed over the years between EFTA and the Historical Archives (HAEU). EFTA’s historical archives are preserved at the HAEU under the terms of a deposit contract signed between EFTA, represented by its Secretary-General Kristinn F. Arnason, and the HAEU, represented by its Director Dieter Schlenker, respectively on 10 December 2014 and 8 January 2015.

Read EFTA’s 60th Anniversary Papers.