Chronology

Relations between Switzerland and the rest of Europe have been developing steadily. The highlights of this development process are listed here in chronological order.

2020

Data

Switzerland

EU

27.09.2020 In a popular vote, 61.7% of the Swiss people and the majority of the Cantons have voted against the popular initiative ‘For moderate immigration (Limitation Initiative)'.
Participation: 59.47%.
 

01.07.2020

 

Germany takes on the Presidency of the Council of the EU for a six-month term.

11.06.2020

Parliament approved a credit necessary for the further development of the Schengen acquis. This investment in information systems aims at strengthening security in the Schengen area.

 

31.01.2020

 

The United Kingdom withdraws from the EU; a transitional period runs until 31.12.2020.

01.01.2020

Entry into force of the agreement on the linking of the Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes (ETS), allowing Switzerland and the EU to trade CO2 emission rights.

01.01.2020

 

Croatia takes on the Presidency of the Council of the EU for a six-month term.

Chronology Relations Switzerland-EU 2020