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Cassis advertises in Lucerne for the framework agreement

Ignazio Cassis moved to the Europe Forum in Lucerne, the advertising drum for the institutional framework agreement (InstA). The FDP Federal Council pled-but at the same time for the patience. A foreign and a domestic political event to be.

The foreign Minister of the wool to complete the InstA then, if satisfactory solutions in the three areas of employment protection, Union citizens Directive and state aid, said Cassis on Tuesday evening at the KKL Luzern. Quality is more important than the Timing.

Since June, the negotiations on the framework agreement by all stakeholders on Board. You'll be put to the popular vote for the SVP-limit initiative "for a sensible immigration" by the coming of spring, the claims of Switzerland is definitely on the table.

The Federal Council have political respect for it, that in the case of a referendum, all bachab could go. "The Trauma of 1992 is still in the genetics of the politicians," said Cassis. Most of all he would have had the InstA last year, but if it'll be in six months or twelve months, a question no one then, in view of the 700-year history, the Switzerland.

"Update is necessary"

Foreign policy, it now is to create a positive climate and to avoid additional escalation. On the part of the EU you feel a certain amount of fatigue compared to Switzerland, the little tick slow. You have, however, written to the new President of the European Commission, Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen, a letter, and I hope that you get well before Christmas answer.

The framework agreement aims to protect the long-term interests of Switzerland, need it. "It is as if you have an App on the phone," said Cassis. If this is not updatet with a new Version, could you work maybe a little, but not correctly. "The Update is necessary because of the Switzerland."

Cassis is also noted that the question of Brexit harmful to the relationship between the EU and Switzerland, because the EU needs to be especially rigid, in order not to create prejudice.

"renewal instead of termination"

The exit of the UK from the EU is also the second speaker of the Evening, spoke of the stand under the Motto "on the move instead of cancel". The former German foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said to the Brexit as a nuclear power, an economic power house, a country with a long international Tradition.

He spoke of tectonic changes in the political axis of the world. The Pacific is the new center of gravity for many of the questions in the world. The United States, China, Russia: Everyone would try to test the EU, said Gabriel. "We are considered to be the last vegetarian in the world of meat-eaters. And now that the British are going to believe the, let's be Vegans."

the Image of Switzerland is great. On the one hand because of the efficiency and on the other hand, because of the clear value orientation, praised Gabriel.

Gas or brake?

In a subsequent round of discussions, called Hans Hess, President of Swissmem and Flavia Small of the surgery, Libero a faster gait to a framework agreement. Hess lamented despondency of the Federal Council.

Peter Spuhler, Chairman of the Board of Stadler Rail, said, however, that he was for once of the opinion that one had to push the framework agreement on the Gas. It was smart, the foreign policy event to be seen Brexit and domestically, the vote to restrict immigration, against which he objected. The two-day Forum on Europe continues on Wednesday with various events and performances, such as of CS-CEO, Tidjane Thiam, and Carsten Spohr of Lufthansa.

The Europe Forum as a discussion and idea platform. It stands for a constructive relationship with Europe, which is enshrined in the economy. The organization was founded in 1996. The next Europa Forum will take place on 25. and 26. November 2020 instead. (fal/sda)

Created: 03.12.2019, 22:09 PM

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