Arrangement between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and the Swiss Confederation on the participation by those States in the work of the committees which assist the European Commissio
This Agreement organises the participation of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the Swiss Confederation in the work of the committees which assist the European Commission in the exercise of its executive powers as regards the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis.
The Arrangement provides that the Associated States are associated as observers with the work of the current and future Comitology committees assisting the Commission in Schengen matters. The list of the Schengen Comitology committees is regularly updated by the Commission and published in the Official Journal.
The Arrangement ensure effective participation by the Associated States in the Schengen Comitology committees taking into account that Associated States play the role in decision-shaping but not decision-making in these committees. It foresees that the representatives of the Associated States shall receive all relevant meeting documents when the meeting of the committee is convened, they may comment on a proposed measure constituting a development of the Schengen acquis or voice any problems encountered in applying these measures. However the Associated States do not participate in the voting of the committees and shall withdraw when the committee moves to a vote.
Reference number: 103
Issue date: 22-09-11
Official Journal: OJ L 103, 13.4.2012, p. 4-9