Q: Which countries belong to the European Economic Area?

A: The European Economic Area comprises, in addition to the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Gibraltar), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,

As regards other areas, such as Ceuta and Melilla, governed by member states of the European Union, each case must be studied individually.

Residents of the following states may need a permission granted by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office to act in business management or other tasks with responsibility: Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco and the Vatican State.

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Latest update 15.03.2017