Switzerland's European policy
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Switzerland’s foreign policy
Development and cooperation
Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU
International police missions of Switzerland
New media releases and information on the relations between Switzerland and Europe.
Selected press conferences and their short versions on Switzerland's current European policy on the official YouTube channel of the Swiss Federal Council.
Overview of Switzerland's European policy
Parliamentary interventions and debates of the Council
Important steps of the Switzerland's European policy
Since 1992 numerous votes on European policy have been held in Switzerland.
Main bilateral agreements and arrangements between Switzerland and the EU
Texts of the agreements and application and implementation of the Swiss-EU bilateral agreements
Entry into force of the main Bilateral Agreements Switzerland-EU since 1972
Information on negotiations between Switzerland and the EU
Information on main open issues between Switzerland and the EU
A union of states and a community of values, the European Union (EU) emerged from the efforts of European states to work towards peace and prosperity.
The gradual integration of former Eastern Bloc countries and Malta into the EU.
The functioning, areas of competence and funding of the EU.
Brochures, specialist publications, reports and slide presentations on Switzerland's relations with Europe and the EU to download or order online.
From the foreign policy strategy to the annual report on Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU: overview of key Swiss strategies and reports concerning European policy.
The procedure for obtaining access to official documents in accordance with the transparency principle.
Which countries are in Schengen? What are the consequences of Brexit for Switzerland? FAQs and answers concerning European policy, the institutional agreement, Schengen/Dublin and Brexit.
Selected charts and figures on Swiss-EU economic relations and other topics pertaining to European policy.
Slide presentations on Swiss-EU relations and on the EU itself. Concise and richly illustrated, suitable for teaching and training purposes.
The 'European seminars' on European integration and Swiss-EU relations are aimed at employees of the Confederation and the cantons.
State Secretary Livia Leu has headed the Directorate for European Affairs (DEA) since October 2020 and is chief negotiator for negotiations with the EU.
The Directorate for European Affairs is always looking for qualified and motivated people: job offers and graduate internships at the DEA.
Some 50 staff are employed within the three divisions, two sections and one Staff Office of the DEA. Structure and responsibilities of the Directorate and its organisational units.
Contact form to submit questions, comments or suggestions to the Directorate for European Affairs (DEA).
The federal government's centre of expertise for all European policy issues. The DEA is responsible for coordinating Switzerland's policy on Europe, monitoring the process of European integration and providing relevant information.