Study concludes good relations with EU essential for Swiss prosperity

Study concludes good relations with EU essential for Swiss prosperity

June 30, 2020, 10:10 a.m.
The free movement of people between Switzerland and the EU is highly beneficial to the Swiss economy and allows the c...
Government to defend free movement in EU ahead of referendum

Government to defend free movement in EU ahead of referendum

June 23, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
The government is launching a defence of free movement with the EU ahead of a referendum due in September. 
Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

April 30, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Direct democracy has also been on hold during the lockdown – so voters will have an extensive list to vote on i...
Switzerland joins open exchange of health threat info

Switzerland joins open exchange of health threat info

Jan. 31, 2020, 6:27 a.m.
Switzerland has joined the EU’s Early Warning and Response System which allows an exchange of information on he...
Swiss online shoppers accessing EU-wide products

Swiss online shoppers accessing EU-wide products

Jan. 15, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
Swiss online shoppers are increasingly turning to intermediaries which allow them to access all products available ac...
EU court rules Switzerland can keep its guns

EU court rules Switzerland can keep its guns

Dec. 9, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
The European Court of Justice has determined Switzerland is a special case and army members can continue to keep thei...
'No chance of no-deal Brexit without parliament support' says Bercow

'No chance of no-deal Brexit without parliament support' says Bercow

Sept. 20, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
The Speaker of the British House of Commons, John Bercow, says there is no chance of a no-deal Brexit without the sup...
EU regions urge 'understanding' for Switzerland's politics

EU regions urge 'understanding' for Switzerland's politics

Sept. 5, 2019, 6:09 a.m.
Local regions of EU countries bordering Switzerland are urging Brussels to be more understanding about this country&r...
No major impact after EU ends Swiss stock equivalency

No major impact after EU ends Swiss stock equivalency

Aug. 12, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
The head of the Swiss stock exchange says the decision by the EU to end equivalency has not had a major impact so far.
Decrease in migration to Switzerland

Decrease in migration to Switzerland

July 24, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Fewer people are moving to Switzerland from the EU and Efta states. 
EU immigration has no impact of Swiss jobs or wages

EU immigration has no impact of Swiss jobs or wages

July 2, 2019, 10:01 a.m.
A government report says immigration from the EU has no significant impact on job prospects for Swiss nationals nor d...
Switzerland prepares to retaliate against EU

Switzerland prepares to retaliate against EU

June 25, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
Switzerland is preparing to retaliate against the EU if the trading bloc ends stock market equivalence.
Switzerland benefits most from single market

Switzerland benefits most from single market

May 9, 2019, 7:14 a.m.
Everyone in Switzerland is around CHF 3,000 richer every year due to its membership of the EU’s single market &...
Swiss courts asked to reconsider deportation order by European court.

Swiss courts asked to reconsider deportation order by European court.

April 10, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
A decision by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has split politicians.
Poll shows city dwellers more in favour of tighter gun laws

Poll shows city dwellers more in favour of tighter gun laws

April 5, 2019, 8:33 a.m.
Opinion polls are showing a lead for those who wish to bring in tighter gun laws, but there’s a clear differenc...
Keller-Sutter: "No-deal Brexit could threaten European safety"

Keller-Sutter: "No-deal Brexit could threaten European safety"

March 12, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
The Swiss Justice Minister is warning European security will be threatened if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Switzerland to join new EU travel agreement

Switzerland to join new EU travel agreement

Feb. 14, 2019, 10:01 a.m.
Switzerland will join the European Electronic Travel Authorization system which is being rolled out across the EU.
Swiss NGOs to lose EU funding

Swiss NGOs to lose EU funding

Feb. 5, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
Several Swiss based non-governmental organisations are to lose funding from the EU.
Further agreements made between Switzerland and UK

Further agreements made between Switzerland and UK

Jan. 29, 2019, 9:47 a.m.
Switzerland and the UK have signed further agreements on trade which will come into force if Britain crashes out of t...
Right-wing leader rallies against new Swiss-EU deal

Right-wing leader rallies against new Swiss-EU deal

Jan. 21, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Veteran right-wing leader Christoph Blocher is warning a new agreement Switzerland is due to sign with the EU would a...
Amazon to stop shipping to Switzerland from non-EU sites

Amazon to stop shipping to Switzerland from non-EU sites

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Changes in Swiss VAT laws mean Amazon will no longer ship to Switzerland from non-EU sites.
EU president says time running out for Swiss talks

EU president says time running out for Swiss talks

Sept. 14, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
The European Commission president, Jean-Claude Junker, is warning Switzerland any agreement with the EU has to be sig...
More cross-border workers in Geneva

More cross-border workers in Geneva

Aug. 20, 2018, 6:31 a.m.
The number of people crossing the border to work in Geneva is continuing to climb – but the rate of increase is...
EU immigration not dragging down wages

EU immigration not dragging down wages

July 4, 2018, 8:04 a.m.
EU immigration is not having an adverse effect on Swiss jobs. That’s the conclusion from a report by the State ...
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