Switzerland and the EU

Infographic on the relations between Switzerland and the European Union
Infographic on the relations between Switzerland and the European Union © FDFA

Video : Swiss-EU relations

1992 

No (50.3%) to the European Economic Area (EEA)
1997 No (74.1%) to the Popular initiative  "EU membership negociations before the people!"
2000 Yes (67.2%) to the Bilateral Agreements I
2001 No (76.8%) to the Popular initiative “Yes to Europe”
2005 Yes (54.6%) to Schengen/Dublin
2005 Yes (56.0%)  to the extension of the free movement of persons
to the cooperation with Eastern Europe
2006 Yes (53.4%)
2009 Yes (59.6%) to the continuation and extension of the free movement of persons and its extension to Bulgaria and Romania
2014 Yes (50.3%) to the Popular initiative "Against mass immigration"
2014 No (74.1%)  to the Popular initiative "Ecopop"
2019 Yes (63.7%)  to the acceptance of the implementation of the EU firearms directive into the Swiss legal system 
2020 No (61.7%) to the Popular initiative "For moderate immigration"
Federal votes on Europe

Documents

Switzerland's foreign policy strategy for 2020–23 (PDF, 1.4 MB, English)

Foreign Policy Strategy 2020-23 Overview (PDF, 1.3 MB, English)

Switzerland in the world in 2028 (PDF, 5.6 MB, English)

AVIS28 at a glance: a foreign policy vision for Switzerland (PDF, 1.5 MB, English)

The ABCs of European Policy (PDF, Number of pages 52, 717.3 kB, English)

Switzerland and the European Union (PDF, Number of pages 48, 1.2 MB)

Switzerland in Europe – a first rank partner (PDF, 282.5 kB)

Schweiz-EU in Zahlen (PDF, Number of pages 22, 2.0 MB, German)

Presentations