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Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Fourth edition

Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191802997

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Established in May 1960 on a British initiative in response to the establishment of the EEC. It was a free trade area without the EEC's commitment to further political union, whose original members were Austria, Britain, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. Though subsequently joined by Liechtenstein, Finland, and Iceland, the EFTA was too small and its members too diverse to be able to compete successfully with the EEC. In ...

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Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945)

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