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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.

Dossier Switzerland's European policy

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Institutional agreement

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

File Institutional issues

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Switzerland wishes to ensure that the existing mutual rights and obligations in its relationship with the UK will continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU and to develop these rights and obligations where necessary.

Dossier Brexit

Roberto Balzaretti

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.

Dossier Free movement of persons

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Switzerland participates in the cooperation between European countries in the justice, police, visa and asylum fields, also called Schengen/Dublin.

File Schengen/Dublin