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Switzerland Withdraws Application For EU Membership



Breanainn

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It had effectively been frozen after rejection in a referendum in 1992, so withdrawal is virtually meaningless.
 

gerhard dengler

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The Swiss depegged her currency from the Euro last year as well.

Of course there is nothing to stop in future Switzerland repegging her currency to the Euro.

But I think it's fair to say that Switzerland is sending the EU/EZ a not too subtle message in recent times.
 

gleeful

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Switzerland could never be an EU member - they are unable to make decisions.
 

saab900

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The real story here is the Swiss referendum on migration quotas in 2014. The EU has told Switzerland that if they implement it, EU-Swiss trade deals are at an end, which lays waste to the Brexit campaign's claims that the EU will give the UK a sweatheart trade deal after they leave.
 

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The real story here is the Swiss referendum on migration quotas in 2014. The EU has told Switzerland that if they implement it, EU-Swiss trade deals are at an end, which lays waste to the Brexit campaign's claims that the EU will give the UK a sweatheart trade deal after they leave.
It will also be a serious issue for the Swiss economy.
 

The Field Marshal

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It had effectively been frozen after rejection in a referendum in 1992, so withdrawal is virtually meaningless.
Actually it is highly meaningful and indicates that the Swiss who are known for their canny ability to handle money see no future for them in the EU.

This is bad for the Euro [ Swiss already had to unpegg their currency from it last year]
 

The Field Marshal

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It will also be a serious issue for the Swiss economy.
Not in the least.
The Swiss pissing on the EU should be a sign to all investors that the EU has a dismal future and that Brexit is likely with the inevitable follow on dissolvement of the EU and the Euro.
 

saab900

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Not in the least.
The Swiss pissing on the EU should be a sign to all investors that the EU has a dismal future and that Brexit is likely with the inevitable follow on dissolvement of the EU and the Euro.
If the Swiss hold all the cards, why have they implemented the migration quotas they voted for 2 years ago?
 

The Field Marshal

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Yes - and then changing their minds regularly. They are fine on their own, but it would be a disaster if they joined the EU.
Quite the contrary.
Swiss banking financial expertise is exactly what the the Euro is in dire need of.

That Switzerland now chose to abandon any plans to join the EU sends out a very very bad signal to all international investors thinking of investing in the Eurozone and the wider EU.
 

saab900

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Quite the contrary.
Swiss banking financial expertise is exactly what the the Euro is in dire need of.

That Switzerland now chose to abandon any plans to join the EU sends out a very very bad signal to all international investors thinking of investing in the Eurozone and the wider EU.
You're a spoofer.

The motion voted on by parliament was just a publicity stunt by the SVP. It has nothing to with Swiss foreign or economic policy.
 

The Field Marshal

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If the Swiss hold all the cards, why have they implemented the migration quotas they voted for 2 years ago?
You tell me.

I am not saying they hold all the cards merely that the most stable political and financial country in Europe, Switzerland, sees no future in being a member of the EU.
That sends out a signal concerning the future viability of the EU at many levels.
 

The Field Marshal

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You're a spoofer.

The motion voted on by parliament was just a publicity stunt by the SVP. It has nothing to with Swiss foreign or economic policy.
Address your comment to the OP.
I am going on what the headline claims.

If it is wrong then take it up with the OP otherwise shut up.
 

firefly123

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If they want to be on their Toblerone then thats fine!
 


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