Horizontal Policies

In order to ensure that the Internal Market functions well, the EEA Agreement includes horizontal provisions relevant to the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, as well as provisions concerning cooperation outside the four freedoms in so-called flanking areas. These provisions provide a legal basis for the incorporation into the Agreement of EU legislation in the following areas:


This is not an exhaustive list as the contracting parties to the EEA Agreement can agree for new flanking areas to be added to the list. They shall also take necessary steps to develop, strengthen or broaden cooperation in other areas not listed above.

EEA Introductory Seminar

This introductory seminar is intended to provide professionals, both inside and outside the European Union, with a thorough understanding of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and how it integrates Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway into the EU’s Internal Market.