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Polarised attitudes within Switzerland mean a pragmatic solution to the issue of EU free movement might no longer be possible

Church, Clive H (2014) Polarised attitudes within Switzerland mean a pragmatic solution to the issue of EU free movement might no longer be possible. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

A proposal to reintroduce immigration quotas was approved by the Swiss electorate in a vote on 9 February. The vote has raised questions about Switzerland and the EU’s relationship as immigration quotas are incompatible with the principle of free movement which is contained within the bilateral treaties underpinning the Swiss-EU relationship. Clive H Church writes on the reaction both in Europe and within Switzerland over the last six months. He notes that opinion has become polarised over the issue in the country and that it may now be difficult for a pragmatic solution to emerge which is acceptable to both the EU and the supporters of the proposal.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 09:05
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71843

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