Parliament building

Institutional agreement

With an institutional agreement, the Federal Council intends to consolidate the bilateral way and particularly the access to the EU internal market.

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Free movement of persons

Free movement of persons

The agreement on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the EU has been in force since 2002. It stands repeatedly in the center of political debates.

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The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will have consequences for Switzerland’s relations with this country. Switzerland wants to maintain its close relationship with London beyond Brexit. 

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Roberto Balzaretti

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On May 19. 2019 the Swiss people voted in favour of a partial amendment of the Swiss law on firearms. A necessary step that enables Switzerland to pursue its cooperation with the Schengen/Dublin States.

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Switzerland's European policy

Switzerland is almost entirely surrounded by member states of the European Union (EU).  An active policy on the EU is essential for Switzerland.

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