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The framework agreement with the EU: The Swiss qualify

The EU wants clarity and commitment in relations to Switzerland. Now the framework agreement. However, in Switzerland there are a lot of reservations.

Is the EU, Swiss cheese soon, only sausage? So it might come, if the dispute between Brussels and Bern will end with a big Bang. The result is that Switzerland would be disconnected in the worst case, the neighbors of the EU, would end up maybe even worse than the UK after Brexit.

The EU to Switzerland, the horns. "Cherry-picking, we don't want to," warned EU diplomats. So far you could hear Such only in connection with the UK. So far, it is only a threat to the EU. In six months, you could accept it.

A EU Commissioner from the Swiss neighbouring country of Austria, the Swiss life. Johannes Hahn, responsible for EU enlargement and neighborhood, would like to bring the large "Swiss Deal". The agreement is intended to define the neighborhood more reliable than in the past: "The world keeps turning, and we will arrange, as a Union, our relationship with a number of international partners."

More binding of Switzerland

If Switzerland is not a EU member, so she's tied up but closely. All of these threads could tear, if Switzerland is the ground, if Brussels wants to arrange the conditions for the Confederation.

rooster wants more Swiss binding and lasting legal security "in those areas in which Switzerland has access to the single market of half a billion people". This includes Import and Export of Goods and services, direct investment and immigration. In fact, the Non-integrated EU member, Switzerland is now almost as strong in the EU, such as Germany.

Under Swiss deputies in the Federal Parliament building in Bern there are a lot of concerns.

always. Four years ago they were put to the test. Switzerland wanted to discriminate against EU citizens, but the internal market. In the end, they rowed back, as the EU did not want to accept that.

To run in the future, all round, to oblige Switzerland to apply EU law "dynamically". The keyword framework agreement. It is intended to replace 120 individual contracts and not new negotiations on individual questions. The Swiss economy is nothing Offensive, because "EU market access is a very important condition," warned recently of the Swiss wirtschaftr functionary and Ex-handball player Heinz Karrer in the Swiss television SRF.

Who mediates in case of dispute?

Many EU-critical set Swiss politician Lukas Reimann, Swiss people's party will not see this without Reservation: "At the end of the Switzerland, EU-law and is, in fact, a member of the EU, Switzerland is not a member and can have a say." Switzerland to the EU bound, but without a voice and influence? For the past four years, the negotiations are for a framework agreement with the EU.

A sensitive issue for Switzerland is that there should be no disadvantages for EU citizens in Switzerland. A further point of contention is the question of who decides in case of dispute. Only the European court of justice determined in the future, as it is in Switzerland needs to run? "He decides on EU law in the framework agreement. Prior to that, but there is an arbitration process," said recently the Swiss European law Professor Christa Tobler.

for the EU, Commissioner Hahn is clear, "that the European court of justice has, of course, the endzuständ nature of community law in all areas in which Switzerland in the single market".

framework agreement between Switzerland and the EU: Brussels puts pressure
Andreas Meyer-Feist, HR Brussels
17.12.2018 17:41 PM

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Many of the EU's opponents criticize the proposed framework agreement, the original Swiss" right-to find hardly ". This is a counter-argument to the EU: The framework agreement does not define everything, what is supposed to be in Switzerland, right, and cheap. It's just the same game rules for all.

Who is at the end of the game spoiler, remains unclear. The framework agreement is inzischen, the Swiss Federal Council wants to consult politically, but again and advise. The EU gives the country six months to come to a decision. Also please do print: the recognition of The Swiss stock exchange for EU trade was only extended by six months.

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