Legislators of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) met with European Union Trade Сommissioner to discuss priorities in the free trade zone.
EFTA Parliamentary Committee met with Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom on February 23. They discussed a new strategy of Commission, “Trade for all” which aims to make EU trade policy more effective in providing new economic opportunities, as well as more transparent, in terms of opening negotiations to strengthen public control. Rather than focus on the interests of the EU trade policy will uphold EU values.
The participants discussed the ongoing negotiations on the partnership of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership.
The Committee also met with sever members of the European Parliament including Viviane Reding, the rapporteur on the Provision of trade services agreement.
Also, Committee members found out how the European Parliament is involved in the international negotiations of a trade agreement.
EFTA countries are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.