Swiss Eu Framework Agreement

In 2009, the Swiss voted in favour of extending the free movement of people to Bulgaria and Romania from 59.6% to 40.4%. [8] While the 2004/38/EC European Directive on the right of free movement and residence does not apply directly to Switzerland, the bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the EU on the free movement of persons has the same rights for both Swiss citizens and eee and their family members. [9] – In view of, for example, the judicial cooperation agreement between Switzerland and Eurojust, signed on 27 November 2008 and entered into force on 22 July 2011, it is to be expected that the ongoing negotiations on the electricity agreement and in the areas of public health and food security will be interrupted. In addition, in addition to the non-recognition of the equivalence of the Swiss stock exchange, the EU could respond with other retaliatory measures such as Switzerland`s exclusion from the continuation of the EU`s Horizon 2021 research programme. Failure of the negotiations would have disastrous consequences not only for the Swiss financial centre, but also for exports. Since around 55% of Swiss exports go to the EU, non-discriminatory access to the European internal market is of great importance to Switzerland. This is why an agreement with the EU as Switzerland`s main trading partner is inevitable. Take part in the potential framework agreement between Switzerland and the EU – which will replace the 120 existing bilateral agreements – which would link Switzerland more closely with the EU. Switzerland has close relations with the EU not only economically, but also politically and culturally.

In total, more than 120 bilateral agreements allow Switzerland access to the EU internal market and allow Switzerland to be linked to the EU in a similar sectoral way. The framework agreement, which would more or less replace existing bilateral agreements, would retain the five main market access agreements between Switzerland and the EU and serve as a „roof“ for these agreements. They concern (1) the free movement of persons, (2) technical and commercial obstacles, (3) agriculture, (4) land transport and (5) air transport.

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