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Cohesion a billion is likely to remain despite agreement blocked

The business with the cohesion of a billion is in the case of the councils under one roof. But Brussels is likely to receive no payments. Even before the last round of consultations in the Parliament, the Federal Council had made it clear that no funds will be paid, as long as the EU recognises, the Swiss stock exchange regulation as equivalent.

Yet in the last legislature both councils will be a condition agreed: Switzerland should only have to pay a further cohesion billion to the EU, if these are dispensed with discriminatory measures. Otherwise, should enter the Federal Council has no obligations on the basis of the Framework agreement.

In the formulation of the condition of the stock exchange of equivalence in the centre. The impending scenario has now occurred: in July, the EU no longer recognises the Swiss stock exchange regulation as equivalent.

"you forgive nothing"

The Federal Council considers this to be a discriminatory measure, as he had stated in answer to a parliamentary procedural request. He claims that it was a violation of the equal treatment requirement of the WTO.

foreign Minister, Ignazio Cassis, confirmed this on Tuesday in the national Assembly. "With the approval of the loans you at the present time, nothing," he said. At the same time Cassis stressed, with the ' Yes ' to the cohesion of a billion of the Parliament, bar a contribution to de-escalation in relations with the EU.

No de-escalation

a condition that had built-in the Parliament, the national Council is nothing more to decide. However, she was addressed again. Tiana Moser (GLP/ZH) criticized you. So it was Yes to the cohesion of a billion only due to a deeskaliere step, she said. It is a positive sign was with the handbrake on.

the reasons for and against the cohesion of a billion have been raised once again. The Supporters argued that the payments were a sign of solidarity and would be in the interest of Switzerland. The EU to consider the cohesion payments as a condition for access to the EU single market, said Commission spokesman Hans-Peter Portmann (FDP/ZH).

Switzerland, on the menu

no, says a further cohesion billion the SVP. She sees no reason for such payments. The SVP is against all Attempts by Switzerland to the EU can be screwed, said group spokesman Roger Köppel (ZH).

An EU Diplomat said recently, shouldn't there be some progress soon in the framework agreement, the Switzerland on the menu. "People who put on a menu, you should not give her money," said Köppel.

money for East countries

Overall, it comes to 1.3 billion Swiss francs, to be paid over ten years. The largest part is intended for the credit to cohesion, that is, for projects in Eastern Europe. There, among other things, vocational education and training projects to be financed.

CHF 190 million will go to States that are particularly affected by Migration. This should be supported in their efforts to strengthen the Asylum system and a more efficient asylum and return procedures.

migration credit

doubled the national Council Initially had double the line of credit Migration and credit cohesion according to want to trim. On Tuesday, he is now followed but silently his Commission, which requested him to give it up.

it was Debatable whether the Federal Council should at the same time be entrusted, with the EU, the conditions for participation in various EU-to negotiate programs of education, research and culture and the Parliament in 2020, the commitment credits present.

No job to educational programs

The national Council refused this order in the decision to cohesion billion to anchor. The Proponents and advocates argued in vain, the cooperation with the EU should be designed in the future.

The majority was of the view that the will of the Parliament on Switzerland's Association had been sent to the educational, research and cultural programs of the EU to the Federal Council. It would not be advisable to associate the cohesion billion with other Dossiers, it was said. In addition, this could delay the business.

The legal basis, Parliament had agreed to before. Unlike the first cohesion billion was taken, however, not a Referendum. A referendum will not be. (fal/sda)

Created: 03.12.2019, 18:09 PM

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