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Council of States advises limiting initiative

One of the most important of Europe of political voting is drawing closer. According to the national Council of Assembly the Council of States advises today, the limitation initiative. The fronts have been clarified: Against the people are all desire, except the SVP. A negative recommendation is considered to be safe.

The state political Commission of the Council of States (SPK) applied to your Council with 11 votes to 2, the people and the cantons to recommend the Initiative for the rejection. The large chamber had voted in the last autumn session with 123 votes to 63, with 3 abstentions, against the people's initiative "For a moderate immigration (limitation initiative)".

This requires the termination of the free movement of persons with the EU. For the Federal Council, this scenario is unthinkable. The government therefore recommends that the voting public is also a no in the next year.

skilled workers in Demand from the EU

The arguments are long since on the table. According to the opponents of the Initiative is the free movement of persons allows employers to recruit quickly, flexibly, and without the administrative burden, professionals from the EU. They point also to the fact that immigration from the EU had been in the past few years on the decline.

Finally, all of the big parties warn and except for the SVP in front of a cessation of Bilateral I. By the Initiative to take this in buying a place for you on the bilateral path with the EU as a whole in question.

A " Yes " for sovereignty

The Proponents and supporters of limit initiative, however, the view that Switzerland should regulate immigration on its own. Even before the agreement on free Movement, the Swiss employer would have been able to recruit any needed labor from abroad, they argue.

to claim The SVP is doing with the boundary initiative is a second attempt to curb immigration in Switzerland with an amendment to the Constitution, without specific limits and quotas. The referendum is intended to prevent, in their view, a "10-million-Schweiz", and more space to create. (Dec/sda)

Created: 09.12.2019, 10:03 PM

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