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EU president says time running out for Swiss talks

National News // Sept. 14, 2018

The European Commission president, Jean-Claude Junker, is warning Switzerland any agreement with the EU has to be signed soon and time is running out.

pixabay EU president says time running out for Swiss talks

Speaking to Swiss TV, Junker says he wants a global agreement with Switzerland to take the place of the more than hundred side deals the EU has with the country.

He says the deal should be concluded with him as he won’t be in the post in a year from now – he says that will be ‘really bad’ for Switzerland.

The commission also wants to conclude talks with Switzerland before the EU starts talks with the UK on how that country’s relationship with the bloc will look post Brexit.

The main sticking point of the talks is the free movement of labour.

Tags: switzerland, bern, EU

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