TEPSA Brief: “Iceland’s role in the European Economic Area (EEA): take it or leave it”, Baldur Thorhallsson

TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief “Iceland’s role in the European Economic Area (EEA): take it or leave it” written by Baldur Thorhallsson, Professor of Political Science and Research Director at the Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland.

Abstract
This paper gives a brief overview of Iceland’s ability to influence EEA acts by examining the main decision-making bodies of the EEA Agreement. Iceland’s ability to have a say is restricted due to its absence and confined role in key decision-making bodies of the EEA Agreement. We conclude that the structure of the EEA gives Iceland a limited chance to shape EEA decision-making.