ESA Participation

ESA Participation

Participation of EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and EFTA Member States

When an Advisory Committee meeting is convened in a case with EEA relevance, the invitation to attend this meeting is extended to the ESA 1 .

More about ESA Participation

ESA and EFTA States have the right to participate and make observations. They however do not have the right to vote (they do not sign the Opinion of the Advisory Committee). In practice, ESA often produces a separate opinion (“EFTA views”), following the same model as the Opinion of the Advisory Committee.


See Also


  • Information about ESA Participation in the Antitrust Manual of Procedures for the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (Internal DG Competition)


[Note 1]
And the EFTA States, who are, however, informed by ESA.

Further Reading

  • Information about ESA Participation in “An Introduction to EU Competition Law”, Moritz Lorenz (Cambridge University Press)

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