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Switzerland's European policy

Switzerland is almost entirely surrounded by member states of the European Union (EU).  An active policy on the EU is essential for Switzerland.

Dossier Switzerland's European policy

Free movement of persons

Free movement of persons

The agreement on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the EU has been in force since 2002. It stands repeatedly in the center of political debates.

Dossier Free movement of persons

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Switzerland wishes to ensure that the existing mutual rights and obligations in its relationship with the UK will continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU and to develop these rights and obligations where necessary.

Dossier Brexit

Roberto Balzaretti

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Directorate for European Affairs

The Directorate for European Affairs DEA is the centre of expertise for Switzerland's European policy matters. The DEA analyses EU integration policy and its impact on Switzerland.

Dossier DEA

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The Directorate of European Affairs DEA publishes a series of brochures and background information on Swiss - EU relations.

Dossier Publications