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Switzerland restricts EU immigration


jmcc

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Switzerland is to restrict immigration from the EU. This is an interesting move and the EUnuchs are upset. Switzerland apparently signed up to the EU freedom of movement agreement.

BBC News - Switzerland to restrict EU immigration

"EU officials have always told Switzerland it cannot cherry pick only those parts of European policy it likes best."
 

gijoe

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How dare Switzerland act like a sovereign State. It would never be tolerated in the EU I can tell you!
 

Frank Galton

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This raises several questions.

1. The UK Eurosceptics like to compare the status of a non-EU UK to Switzerland. The fact that CH is using this freedom to restrict immigration even from neighbouring countries will be an eye-opener.

2. Switzerland hosts many international organisations including UN and sporting (e.g. FIFA and even our own Pat Hickey, cycling). Have these organisations obtained an exemption for their own staff and dependents (presumably they have) and does that mean therefore that hosting these organisations is a way for Switzerland to pick and choose which furriners it hosts, and should these organisations in turn have qualms about this?

3. It shows that professional gambler JP McManus made his greatest bet of all in moving there before the gates came down.
 

Glenshane4

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Switzerland is not a part of the EU and so can decide its own immigration policy. Even within the context of EU law, the immigration regime of Ireland is needlessly liberal.
 

Ren84

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Switzerland, the Kerry of Europe. Why does the EU tolerate these xenophobes? I've always felt the benefits the Swiss have obtained from Europe without putting anything in themselves, such as contributing to the EU budget, were extremely unfair. They should either be fully in, or not at all. No country should cherry pick the best bits of European integration. The same should also be said to Britain. In or out, no in between.
 

Victor Meldrew

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Switzerland, the Kerry of Europe. Why does the EU tolerate these xenophobes? I've always felt the benefits the Swiss have obtained from Europe without putting anything in themselves, such as contributing to the EU budget, were extremely unfair. They should either be fully in, or not at all. No country should cherry pick the best bits of European integration. The same should also be said to Britain. In or out, no in between.
:shock:

Similarities end at extracting benefit from EU/Ireland. But it makes a point. Plastic paddy tourism versus high-tech pharma and a "3 Wise Monkeys" approach to banking.
 

Eire1976

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Switzerland is to restrict immigration from the EU. This is an interesting move and the EUnuchs are upset. Switzerland apparently signed up to the EU freedom of movement agreement.

BBC News - Switzerland to restrict EU immigration

"EU officials have always told Switzerland it cannot cherry pick only those parts of European policy it likes best."
Why wont the EU debate the issue as its supposed to?
 

bluefirelog

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So, will there be an EU regulation in retaliation to restrict Swiss citizens living and working in EU Member States?
 

Mercurial

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Switzerland can't expect to reap the benefits of EU policies while refusing to bear similar burdens.
 

Morgellons

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What's the correct stance on Toblerones in light of this?
 

Mattarigna

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Switzerland can't expect to reap the benefits of EU policies while refusing to bear similar burdens.
That's just the Swiss for you, I guess. However, it's unlikely that the EU will revoke the access to the single market that the Swiss have, no matter how pis*ed off they are with them.
 
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It'd make you wonder how many citizens from the member states are moving to Switzerland (and why) for them to take this action.
 

Ren84

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Rubbish. It's arguably the most democratic European state - and that is saying something. It also happens to be one of the richest states.
Not a comment on their democracy. Switzerland rather is like Kerry, a strange sort of place where people tend to ignore.

As for its claims of richness? Well I suppose Ireland too would be quite well off if we were the bankers to the world's elite and powerful. Having hundreds of tonnes of Nazi gold also helps I would imagine.
 

constitutionus

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What's the correct stance on Toblerones in light of this?
best eat them before the eurotrons proscribe them.

i dont expect the EU to do anything.

switzerland has all the EU leaders dosh.

:D
 

Telemachus

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Scum here have obvious contempt for any european country who goes against the open-borders grain.

Sad.
 
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