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The maximum miscast for the Job

Paul Rechsteiner plays fully on the man. "Roberto Balzaretti is the maximum miscast for the Job", kanzelt of St. Gallen, SP Council of States, in an Interview with CH Media the Secretary of state. This was initiated during the negotiations of the framework agreement, "the attack on the protection of Wages".

Rechsteiner accuses the Swiss chief negotiator of a "propaganda campaign to the weakening of the wage protection". The former Union boss with his roar alone: For weeks, from left to right on Balzaretti and its chief, FDP foreign Minister, Ignazio Cassis is flailing.

For the SP has exceeded Balzaretti, the red line, in the eyes of the SVP a "colonial contract" from Brussels brought. And also from the center it is a critique: "anyone Who has such the dealer, has lost in Brussels," said CVP-chief, Gerhard Pfister as a reaction to Balzarettis statement that renegotiations are not possible.

the intensity of The criticism of the chief negotiator is unprecedented in recent Swiss history. A lot easier the tasks were not, however, which had to cope with the Top diplomats in the last few years. An Overview:

Yves Rossier (2012-2016): The failed occupation Yves Rossier (R), together with David O'Sullivan. Photo: Keystone

As of the FDP Federal councillor Didier Burkhalter in 2012, from the Interior to the Department of foreign Affairs moved, he took Yves Rossier, the former Director of the Federal office for social insurance. Driven by his EU-friendly-in-chief, led Rossier negotiations with Brussels on a framework agreement.

a paper was leaked to the Public, the Rossier had written with his Opposite in the case of the EU, David O'sullivan,. It showed how generous the unconventional Freiburg expounded the negotiating mandate of the Federal Council – by, he negotiated against the intention of an extension of the agreement on existing contracts.

the memory of Rossier, mainly due to a thoughtless Interview-Observations. So he replied to the question of the role of the European court of justice in mediation: "Yes, there are foreign judges, but also to foreign law."

The quote unfolded toxic effect and opponents of the rapprochement process has since been regarded as evidence for the EU-deafness of the administration. 2016 Rossier was not entirely voluntary and was rewarded with the actually assigned to the Embassy post in Russia.

Michael Ambühl (2001-2004): The all-purpose weapon Clever and successful negotiator Michael Ambühl. Photo: Keystone

Michael Ambühl was already a member of the negotiating delegation in Bilateral I. In the studied mathematician solved one of the sticking points, by transport levy developed a formula for the calculation of the performance-related heavy, which was accepted by the other side.

in 2001, was to Arrive Ambühl, chief negotiator for the Bilateral agreements II, which, among other things, the Schengen-Dublin. From this period and from his later activities as head of the state Secretariat for international financial matters his reputation, to be a clever and successful negotiator comes.

Actually, the last successful round of Negotiations with the EU, as well as the settlement of the tax dispute with the United States came under ambühl's leadership with the Bilateral agreements II.

As the ETH-Zurich Professor for negotiation is involved Ambühl continues to be in the public debate on European policy. So he finds it right, a framework agreement, but calls for less influence of the European court of justice in dispute resolution and exceptions of the dynamic adoption of Law.

Jakob Kellenberger (1994-1998): The bridge Builder The two chief negotiators, Jakob Kellenberger (left) and Francois Lamoureux (R) during the Handshake after the initialling of the Bilateral agreements I in Bern. Photo: Keystone

After the Failure of the EEA and Switzerland responded with the "Autonomous re-enactment" of numerous EU directives, and chief negotiator, Jakob Kellenberger, with the Brussels negotiations on sectoral agreements. This was the birth of the bilateral way.

Kellenberger, who was actually a candidate for the EU, negotiated the Bilateral agreements. The main purpose of the negotiations was to facilitate each other's access to the market. Less attention gave Kellenberger initially, the possible negative consequences for the labour market.

internal political pressure, however, led to the Bilateral agreements I were the accompanying measures to the page. Thus, the negotiating package was in spite of the controversial free movement of persons and the guillotine clause, a majority and was adopted in the year 2000 by the people.

After his retirement from the Federal administration Kellenberger, in 1998, was elected President of the International Committee of the Red cross. He held the office until 2012.

Franz Blankart (1990-1992): The Who Franz Blankart (R) talks with FDP national councillor Ernst Mühlemann, 5. March 1991. Photo: Keystone

the time was considered Franz Blankart as a Grand Seigneur of the Swiss diplomacy . The worldly Basler, who had studied with Karl Jaspers philosophy, was a shrewd negotiator. Within the Federal administration, he had not due to his stressed self-confident occurrence, but only friends.

in 1991, managed to Blankart as chief negotiator for the breakthrough in the accession negotiations to the European economic area (EEA). Shortly afterwards, the Federal Council submitted an application for accession to the EU. The surprised Blankart knew that in order to be a success in the negotiations is likely to have before the people hardly existed.

However, the Diplomat continued in the referendum campaign in 1992, with forces for the contract. He gave some 200 lectures and stressed, with a " Yes " to the EEA, the EU could be prevented-accession. Blankart fought in vain: The people said, with 50.3 per cent ' no ' to the EEA, and a key milestone in the ongoing European political slugfest.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.03.2019, 16:32 PM

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