Through its enlargement contribution, Switzerland has been helping to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Union (EU) since 2007.
Switzerland’s contribution is an investment in Europe’s security, stability and prosperity. At the same time, Switzerland is establishing an important basis for solid economic and political relations with the EU and partner countries. On 3 December 2019, Parliament approved the framework credits for a second Swiss contribution to selected EU member states. Parliament criticises, however, the EU’s discrimination against Switzerland with regard to the stock exchange equivalence. It therefore decided that no commitments would be entered into with respect to the framework credits if and for as long as the EU applies discriminatory measures against Switzerland.