4.3.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 53/19


DECISION OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE EFTA STATES

No 1/2010/SC

of 28 January 2010

establishing an EEA Financial Mechanism Interim Committee 2009-2014

THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE EFTA STATES,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, as adjusted by the Protocol Adjusting the Agreement on the European Economic Area, hereinafter referred to as the EEA Agreement,

Having regard to the agreement to be concluded establishing a new EEA Financial Mechanism for the period 2009-2014,

Considering the agreement between the Kingdom of Norway and the European Community to establish a Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the period 2009-2014,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

1.   An EEA Financial Mechanism Interim Committee 2009-2014, hereinafter referred to as the Interim Committee, which should be operative as soon as possible, is hereby established.

2.   The Interim Committee shall assist the EFTA States in preparing for the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism for 2009-2014.

3.   The Interim Committee shall report to the Standing Committee.

4.   The Interim Committee may be assisted by the Missions of the EEA EFTA States to the EU.

5.   The Interim Committee shall on the day of entering into force or on the day of provisional application of the legal act establishing the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 be replaced by an EEA Financial Mechanism Committee 2009-2014.

6.   The Interim Committee shall discuss and assess possible coordination between the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

7.   The Interim Committee shall agree upon a Chairman who shall be confirmed by the Standing Committee.

Article 2

This Decision shall take immediate effect.

Article 3

This Decision shall be published in the EEA Section of, and in the EEA Supplement to, the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 28 January 2010.

For the Standing Committee

The Chairman

H.S.H Prinz Nikolaus von LIECHTENSTEIN

The Secretary-General

Kåre BRYN