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The EEA system as a blueprint: dynamic nature

Prof. Christa Tobler introduces the EEA’s institutional model, with a focus on the dynamic nature of the law.

The European Union (EU) would like the bilateral agreements with Switzerland to develop in a dynamic manner, following the model of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement.

The EEA Agreement served as the European Union’s blueprint when it first suggested an overhaul of the institutional side of the Swiss-EU agreements. One of the EEA’s most typical institutional features is the dynamic nature of its law. There are mechanisms to ensure that, in the relevant areas, EEA law develops in line with the EU law from which it is derived.

Find detailed information about this topic in our ‘further reading’ below or in the provided links in the ‘see also’ section. We also provided a chart with a graphical visualisation of the different scenarios in the ‘download section’.

Further reading

For further reading about EEA law in general we recommend Carl Baudenbacher (ed), The Handbook of EEA Law, Cham: Springer 2015.

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