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Foreign politicians forging for Cassis, a Yes, butPlan

cancel, subscribe, suspend, Refine, re-negotiate, re-negotiate. In the consultations of the Federal Council to the framework agreement with the EU, the range of answers was about as wide as that of the participants. Clear the end of the week was only one thing to do: say Yes, as the EU demands, the Minister of foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis and the Federal Council. Now a bipartisan coalition of foreign politicians want to lead the government from the cul-de-SAC. The national councils, Eric Nussbaumer (SP) Kathy Riklin (CVP), Hans-Peter Portmann and Christa Markwalder (both FDP) want to force the Federal Council to renegotiate.

Brussels is expected to be in July, a signing of the contract draft by the Federal Council. Otherwise, the retaliatory measure threatened, such as the exclusion of the Swiss stock exchange from the EU-financial market. The Federal Council is supposed to prevent this, so the idea of foreign politicians, by reporting in Brussels in June, that one must accept the negotiated framework agreement in principle and sign the will. At the same time, the Federal Council in Brussels to address for political talks, in order to clarify the concrete application of the Treaty. Kathy Riklin, co-author of the application: "It is a clear Signal for the frame contract needs, but it also needs political talks with the EU for specifications and improvements." Priority themes for these conversations better guarantees for Swiss wages are the protection of the Union citizens Directive and collateral measures, that the cantons may continue to hold the cantonal banks and energy companies.

in fact, it calls to renegotiations. If you want to avoid this word like the plague. Because Brussels has such – and- so Changes to the contract be excluded, categorically, the door for discussions on the application but left a gap wide open.

The application will be adjusted next week and the week after next in the foreign policy Commission (APK) is introduced. The broad coalition of authors are virtually guaranteed a majority. Legally binding the requirement of the APK would be, politically, the Federal Council would be forced practically to conform to it.

With renegotiations would all be satisfied, also the Minister of foreign Affairs

All soft from the line of their parties. SP and CVP request also improvements tend to be but to a formal hearing break and a fresh start. Green liberals and the FDP want to Vice versa that the Federal Council immediately writes and implementation questions, only clarifies it. The FDP was submitted to the economic Commission is already a motion to a speedy and unconditional initialling of the Treaty.

However, the request could be one of the parties because he could make Brussels happy, and the final decision for or against the Treaty for months, would be pushed. The parties would have to decide before the elections, and a compromise would be, then.

Also, the request is satisfied, the cantons – in EU issues is an important factor. This will propose next week to the Federal Council, in turn, renegotiations. Roland Mayer, Secretary-General of the conference of the cantonal governments, says: "The scepticism is widespread in the cantons. We will push for improvements."

And finally, is the Plan within the meaning of the Federal Council and of the foreign Department. Also there you looking for Ways to bridge the "hot summer". Because in the 23. July ends the term of office of the current Commission in Brussels, urges vehemently to a degree. It is possible with a positive Signal and a new offer of talks to keep them happy, would have to be led to the still difficult renegotiations with the new Commission. To these will be compared to Switzerland, capable of action, it is likely to be the end of 2020. And many assume that the EU will then be more compromises.

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 16.03.2019, 23:10 PM

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