Thursday, January 18, 2018

SWEXIT: Switzerland’s Top Party Initiates Referendum to Close Borders, Sever EU Ties

Swiss prepare to deliver devastating blow to Brussels 
The Swiss People's Party (SVP), a nationalist-populist faction that currently holds the most seats in Switzerland's Federal Assembly, will end 'free movement' agreements with the EU, returning full immigration controls to Bern.

The initiative has been approved by the Federal Chancellery and must now garner 100,000 signatures by July 16, 2019, before it can be put to a national vote, pending further consideration by parliament.

If successful, the Swiss government would have one year to negotiate the termination of various agreements with Brussels.

Key arguments from the initiative include -

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