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Ambassador to the EU to adopt conclusions on Switzerland

the Committee of The 28 EU ambassadors (Coreper) and waved on Friday in Brussels, the draft conclusions on the relationship between Switzerland and the EU. Finally, the Europe must accept the Minister this coming Tuesday.

Actually, the EU would have to agree-the Ambassador of the draft on Wednesday, but said after Hungary had made an objection applicable in connection with a short Passage on Migration, the Swiss commitment is praised.

Hungary is supposed to be according to EU diplomats, but not to Switzerland, but certain formulations in connection with the Migration went, did not want to support.

Budapest was, therefore, an additional statement for the record. In it noted that "the EU-Switzerland cooperation with the international Migration affects national decisions and policies of the member States in the area of Migration" – also not the cooperation of the EU member States at the global level.

framework agreement, as a condition

In the conclusions, the EU member States stand behind the tough stance of the EU Commission. Thus, an institutional framework agreement should not only be the condition for a new agreement with access to the EU internal market, but also in updating the existing agreement.

an Important point of criticism is also, as in previous years, the free movement of persons, and especially the accompanying measures of the EU in this Form has long been a thorn in the eye.

praise for Switzerland

there are also a lot of praise for Switzerland: cooperation in the international area, such as in the conflict in Ukraine, and in the case of Schengen/Dublin and the Association of the CO2-emission trading systems between Switzerland and the EU. Also, the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) on financial accounts and taxation of companies, there is praise. Positive is the EU-States, also note that the Federal Council has given the green light for a new contribution to Cohesion.

Every two years, attracts the EU, usually in December, an account of their relationship to the four Efta-States. In December 2018 it would have been back so far, but the Swiss part had to be postponed due to the negotiations of the framework agreement. (fal/sda)

Created: 15.02.2019, 17:13 PM

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