Swiss politics goes Green with a capital G

By |oktober 25th, 2019|EU-Switzerland Agreement, News, populism, Switzerland|

The surge in support for Green parties in the Swiss elections suggests that the Alpine country is shying away from right-wing populism and euroscepticism, writes Denis MacShane. Denis MacShane is a former Minister of Europe. He is a member of...

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Faced with ‘dogmatic’ EU, Switzerland may turn to UK on research cooperation

By |september 2nd, 2019|Brexit, EFTA, EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, far right, Guy Parmelin, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, research, Science, Swiss elections, trade, United Kingdom|

Switzerland is unlikely to strike a deal with the European Union this year over a stalled partnership treaty, its economy minister said, extending an impasse that has hurt bilateral ties and disrupted cross-border share trading.

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Swiss president sees no quick progress in EU treaty row

By |avgust 1st, 2019|EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, News, trade, Ueli Maurer, Ursula von der Leyen|

Swiss President Ueli Maurer played down prospects for quickly ending a standoff with the European Union over a stalled partnership treaty that has disrupted cross-border stock trading and strained ties with Switzerland's main trading partner.

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Swiss ready to retaliate against EU over stock market access

By |junij 25th, 2019|EU-Switzerland Agreement, News|

The Swiss government said on Monday (24 June) it was ready to ban stock exchanges in the European Union from trading Swiss shares -- intensifying a row over a stalled partnership treaty.

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Two-thirds of Swiss companies want treaty with EU

By |maj 29th, 2019|EU-Switzerland Agreement, News, Switzerland|

Two out of three Swiss companies want Switzerland to sign a draft treaty negotiated with the European Union, a poll for business lobby Economiesuisse found, highlighting the country's political divide over its biggest foreign policy decision.

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Swiss labour leader declares draft EU treaty ‘dead’

By |april 29th, 2019|EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, News|

The new head of Switzerland's powerful labour union federation rejected a draft treaty with the European Union and called for restarting negotiations with the country's most important trading partner.

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EU-Swiss talks hit impasse, causing Brexit confusion

By |januar 15th, 2019|Brexit, EU trade, EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, News, post-Brexit trade|

Talks between Brussels and Berne have been running since 2014 in a bid to formalise the 120 separate accords that have been negotiated between the EU and Switzerland since a 1992 referendum in the Alpine state rejected joining the European Economic Area. But the draft agreement, which was made public in early December, now seems unlikely to become reality.

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EU-Swiss treaty ‘dead as doornail’ as labour boycotts talks

By |avgust 10th, 2018|EU-Switzerland Agreement, News, Switzerland|

Switzerland's plan to forge a new treaty cementing ties with the European Union has hit the rocks after the normally pro-Europe centre left joined the far right in resisting a deal that Swiss labour unions say might undermine wages and working conditions.

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Swiss to revisit talks on full treaty with EU after summer break

By |julij 5th, 2018|EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, News, Switzerland|

Switzerland said on Wednesday (4 July) it had put further talks on a new treaty governing relations with the European Union, including sensitive labour market rules, on hold until after the summer break.

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Most Swiss back plan for new treaty with EU

By |april 30th, 2018|EU-Switzerland Agreement, EU-Switzerland relations, European Court of Justice, Ignazio Cassis, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, single market, Swiss referendum, trade dispute|

Most Swiss support the government's plan to forge a new treaty with the European Union that would have arbitration panels to help settle disputes, a poll published on Sunday (29 April) showed.

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