Private persons and companies may lodge a complaint with the Authority against Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway if they consider national legislation or administrative measures to be incompatible with a provision or principle of EEA law. Complaints relating to infringements by EU Member States of their EEA law obligations should be lodged with the European Commission.
A complainant is not required to demonstrate a formal interest in bringing proceedings or show that they are principally and directly concerned by an alleged infringement. To be admissible, a complaint must relate to an infringement of EEA law by an EFTA State, including at central, regional or local levels.
Any person or company facing a problem concerning an issue covered by the EEA Agreement may also submit a complaint to the SOLVIT Centre in their home state.
Disputes between private parties concerning the interpretation or application of EEA law provisions should be pursued at national level.
The information in this section applies to complaints concerning breaches of EEA law excluding complaints relating to competition and state aid rules, which are dealt with in the competition and state aid sections of the Authority's website.