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Ambassador Grydeland appointed President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority

Ambassador Bjørn T. Grydeland was appointed as new College member and President of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, at a meeting between Foreign Ministers from EEA EFTA States in Luxembourg on 14 June. He will assume the position as President on 1 January 2006.

15/02/2006 :: The current Ambassador of Norway’s Mission to the EU will be one of three College members from the EEA EFTA States Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein over a period of four years.

Ambassador Grydeland will replace Einar M. Bull, a Norwegian College member since 2002, and hold the Presidency for the next two years.

The College is the leading organ in the Brussels-based EFTA Surveillance Authority, the enforcement body of the EEA Agreement ensuring the application of EEA rules into the national legislation of EEA EFTA States. 

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Bjørn T. Grydeland is currently Chairman of the Standing Committee of EEA EFTA States, which adopted 309 legal acts into the EEA Agreement last year.Photo: Anne Grethe Nilsen, EU-del.