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Maritime Safety: Norway to be brought to Court for failure to incorporate Regulations



The EFTA Surveillance Authority today decided to bring Norway before the EFTA Court for failing to incorporate two Regulations regarding the establishment and funding of the European Maritime Saftety Agency[1].

should have incorporated these Regulations no later than 1 January 2004 and 9 June 2007.

According to Article 7 of the EEA Agreement, regulations that are incorporated into the Agreement shall thereafter "as such" be made part of the internal legal order of the EFTA States. The present cases relate to a discussion between the EFTA Surveillance Authority and Norway regarding how regulations of this kind need to be incorporated into national legal order.

Even if Norway and the EFTA Surveillance Authority now agree on the necessity of incorporation, it is the view of the EFTA Surveillance Authority that Norway has taken too long time on the incorporation.


For further information, please contact:

Trygve Mellvang-Berg
Press & Information Officer
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 86







[1] Regulation 1406/2002 and Regulation 1891/2006.

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