EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland not part of the European Union?
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: Why is Switzerland not part of the European Union?

In the world of multilateral pacts, Switzerland continues to eschew many international alliances. This is why.

Britons and other non-EU travellers face €7 fee to enter Europe for visits

Britons and other non-EU travellers face €7 fee to enter Europe for visits

EU opens door to return of American tourists after adding US to safe list

EU opens door to return of American tourists after adding US to safe list

A million Europeans obtain EU Covid health pass ahead of vote

A million Europeans obtain EU Covid health pass ahead of vote

How will the EU’s ‘Covid passports’ work for travellers?
FOR MEMBERS

How will the EU’s ‘Covid passports’ work for travellers?

EXPLAINED: Why did Switzerland call off EU talks and what are the consequences?
FOR MEMBERS

EXPLAINED: Why did Switzerland call off EU talks and what are the consequences?

‘Significant differences’: Switzerland cuts talks with EU over cooperation agreement

‘Significant differences’: Switzerland cuts talks with EU over cooperation agreement

EU nations agree to open borders to vaccinated travellers from outside bloc

EU nations agree to open borders to vaccinated travellers from outside bloc

COMPARE: Which countries are leading the race to vaccinate in Europe?

COMPARE: Which countries are leading the race to vaccinate in Europe?

Vaccinated Americans will be able to travel to Europe this summer, says EU chief

Vaccinated Americans will be able to travel to Europe this summer, says EU chief

EU urges ‘flexibility’ to seal Swiss cooperation deal

EU urges ‘flexibility’ to seal Swiss cooperation deal

What’s at stake in Switzerland’s European Union negotiations?

What’s at stake in Switzerland’s European Union negotiations?

‘Possible link’ between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, EMA concludes

‘Possible link’ between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, EMA concludes

EU could achieve Covid-19 immunity by mid-July, says vaccine chief

EU could achieve Covid-19 immunity by mid-July, says vaccine chief

Europe’s slow vaccine rollout is ‘prolonging the pandemic’ as infections surge

Europe’s slow vaccine rollout is ‘prolonging the pandemic’ as infections surge

EU warns it could block more vaccine exports

EU warns it could block more vaccine exports

Which countries in Europe would be on the EU’s list of ‘dark red zones’ for Covid-19?

Which countries in Europe would be on the EU’s list of ‘dark red zones’ for Covid-19?

Europeans urged not to travel as EU Commission proposes ‘dark red zones’ for Covid hot spots

Europeans urged not to travel as EU Commission proposes ‘dark red zones’ for Covid hot spots

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s priorities for 2021?

EXPLAINED: What are Switzerland’s priorities for 2021?

Switzerland ranked more expensive than all European countries

Switzerland ranked more expensive than all European countries

‘Swiss autonomy’: Does Switzerland need a better agreement with the EU?

‘Swiss autonomy’: Does Switzerland need a better agreement with the EU?

Neighbouring regions back Switzerland in row with EU over draft bilateral deal
FOR MEMBERS

Neighbouring regions back Switzerland in row with EU over draft bilateral deal

Impatient EU pressures Switzerland to back bilateral deal by June 18th

Impatient EU pressures Switzerland to back bilateral deal by June 18th

EXPLAINED: Why Switzerland WON’T be signing draft deal with EU

EXPLAINED: Why Switzerland WON’T be signing draft deal with EU

Just one in five Swiss back crucial deal on relations with EU

Just one in five Swiss back crucial deal on relations with EU

Swiss residents ‘biggest winners’ from EU Single Market

Swiss residents ‘biggest winners’ from EU Single Market

Most Swiss back draft deal on future relations with EU

Most Swiss back draft deal on future relations with EU

What you need to know about the new draft Swiss–EU deal
FOR MEMBERS

What you need to know about the new draft Swiss–EU deal

Switzerland eyes ‘EU-deal lite’ in bid to rescue failing talks with Brussels

Switzerland eyes ‘EU-deal lite’ in bid to rescue failing talks with Brussels

New SVP anti-immigration plan threatens Swiss-EU talks

New SVP anti-immigration plan threatens Swiss-EU talks

European Commission president: ‘The Swiss have a completely false view of me’

European Commission president: ‘The Swiss have a completely false view of me’

Switzerland wants to give 1.3 billion francs to EU

Switzerland wants to give 1.3 billion francs to EU

Brexit: European nationals warned of change in travel rules when visiting UK in future

Brexit: European nationals warned of change in travel rules when visiting UK in future

SVP calls for a vote on ending Swiss-EU freedom of movement

SVP calls for a vote on ending Swiss-EU freedom of movement

OPINION: Britons living in Europe will be locked out of UK by ‘inhumane’ law

OPINION: Britons living in Europe will be locked out of UK by ‘inhumane’ law

Key victory for family rights of Britons returning to the UK from EU

Key victory for family rights of Britons returning to the UK from EU

Swiss reject proposal to expel criminal foreigners

Swiss reject proposal to expel criminal foreigners

Brussels blunders with wrong Swiss flag

Brussels blunders with wrong Swiss flag

‘Europe missed chance to fix economy’: Weber

‘Europe missed chance to fix economy’: Weber

Just how guaranteed are the rights of Britons living in Europe?

Just how guaranteed are the rights of Britons living in Europe?

EU launches legal action against UK over breach of Brexit deal

EU launches legal action against UK over breach of Brexit deal

Swiss react to Euro vote: ‘waiting for fog to lift’

Swiss react to Euro vote: ‘waiting for fog to lift’

Bern reaches agreement with EU over Croatia

Bern reaches agreement with EU over Croatia

Will Switzerland vote to end EU migration?

Will Switzerland vote to end EU migration?

EXPLAINED: Why Switzerland’s EU free movement referendum could impact much more than immigration

EXPLAINED: Why Switzerland’s EU free movement referendum could impact much more than immigration

‘Substantial benefit to Switzerland’: New study debunks misconceptions about EU workers

‘Substantial benefit to Switzerland’: New study debunks misconceptions about EU workers

Twitter round-up: Swiss ‘xenophobia prevails’

Twitter round-up: Swiss ‘xenophobia prevails’

Bern pushes ‘global standard’ for bank data

Bern pushes ‘global standard’ for bank data

EU asks Swiss to revise savings tax deal

EU asks Swiss to revise savings tax deal

Swiss wait for EU tax evasion initiative

Swiss wait for EU tax evasion initiative

Swiss clamp  down on EU worker permits

Swiss clamp down on EU worker permits

EU calls for new deal with Switzerland

EU calls for new deal with Switzerland

Swiss support for EU falls sharply

Swiss support for EU falls sharply

Talks with EU won’t be easy – Calmy-Rey

Talks with EU won’t be easy – Calmy-Rey

How immigration in Switzerland benefits the country

How immigration in Switzerland benefits the country

UPDATE: EU agrees to reopen borders to 15 countries but excludes US from safe travel list

UPDATE: EU agrees to reopen borders to 15 countries but excludes US from safe travel list

American tourists could be barred from Europe when borders reopen

American tourists could be barred from Europe when borders reopen

Swiss government issues advice on travelling abroad as borders reopen

Swiss government issues advice on travelling abroad as borders reopen

Where can you travel in Europe? EU launches new website to help tourists

Where can you travel in Europe? EU launches new website to help tourists

EU proposes ‘progressive and partial’ reopening of external borders in July

EU proposes ‘progressive and partial’ reopening of external borders in July

Switzerland to open EU borders from June 15th

Switzerland to open EU borders from June 15th

EU imposes entry ban for 30 days in bid to slow coronavirus pandemic

EU imposes entry ban for 30 days in bid to slow coronavirus pandemic

The Local’s view: Most Brits in Europe didn’t ask for Brexit, but now we have to make it work

The Local’s view: Most Brits in Europe didn’t ask for Brexit, but now we have to make it work

Crucial draft deal with EU will fail: Swiss finance minster
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Crucial draft deal with EU will fail: Swiss finance minster

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what’s Switzerland’s problem with the EU?

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what’s Switzerland’s problem with the EU?

‘Switzerland is playing a very dangerous game on EU deal’: Foreign minister

‘Switzerland is playing a very dangerous game on EU deal’: Foreign minister

EU hands Switzerland six months to agree to new deal on bilateral relations

EU hands Switzerland six months to agree to new deal on bilateral relations

Switzerland delays decision on EU ties with public consultation

Switzerland delays decision on EU ties with public consultation

Swiss face deadline on EU ties

Swiss face deadline on EU ties

Switzerland exchanges financial accounts data with international partners for first time

Switzerland exchanges financial accounts data with international partners for first time

Switzerland pledges €1.1 billion over 10 years to EU in ‘cohesion’ funds

Switzerland pledges €1.1 billion over 10 years to EU in ‘cohesion’ funds

Minister casts doubt on Swiss-EU agreement anytime soon

Minister casts doubt on Swiss-EU agreement anytime soon

Free movement vote could result in ‘Swiss Brexit’

Free movement vote could result in ‘Swiss Brexit’

SVP launches new attack on free movement

SVP launches new attack on free movement

Number of EU citizens migrating to Switzerland hits record low

Number of EU citizens migrating to Switzerland hits record low

Swiss president: ‘We are lucky to live in Switzerland’

Swiss president: ‘We are lucky to live in Switzerland’

Switzerland in new row with EU over ‘discriminatory’ market access

Switzerland in new row with EU over ‘discriminatory’ market access

Switzerland won’t rejoin Erasmus before 2021

Switzerland won’t rejoin Erasmus before 2021

Switzerland regains status in EU’s Horizon 2020 programme

Switzerland regains status in EU’s Horizon 2020 programme

Immigration: fewer EU citizens are coming to Switzerland

Immigration: fewer EU citizens are coming to Switzerland

Free movement with EU has boosted Swiss job market: report

Free movement with EU has boosted Swiss job market: report

Not so ‘handy’: Switzerland left out as EU ends roaming charges

Not so ‘handy’: Switzerland left out as EU ends roaming charges

Survey: a majority of Swiss favour free movement

Survey: a majority of Swiss favour free movement

Switzerland imposes quotas on Romanians and Bulgarians

Switzerland imposes quotas on Romanians and Bulgarians

Swiss-EU relations: free movement faces new challenge

Swiss-EU relations: free movement faces new challenge

EU-Swiss relations officially back on track after immigration squabble

EU-Swiss relations officially back on track after immigration squabble

Swiss government’s EU-friendly immigration plan likely to avoid referendum challenge

Swiss government’s EU-friendly immigration plan likely to avoid referendum challenge

Survey: Swiss support bilateral agreements with EU

Survey: Swiss support bilateral agreements with EU

MP: Switzerland should abolish roaming charges in Europe

MP: Switzerland should abolish roaming charges in Europe

EU ‘disappointed’ in Swiss rejection of corporate tax reform

EU ‘disappointed’ in Swiss rejection of corporate tax reform

EU relations: Is Britain being braver than Switzerland?

EU relations: Is Britain being braver than Switzerland?

European court rules Muslim girls in Switzerland must take school swimming lessons

European court rules Muslim girls in Switzerland must take school swimming lessons

Swiss may vote again on restricting immigration

Swiss may vote again on restricting immigration

EU hails Swiss immigration decision as ‘progress’

EU hails Swiss immigration decision as ‘progress’

Immigration controls vs bilaterals: should the people decide?

Immigration controls vs bilaterals: should the people decide?

Free movement principle faces new Swiss attack

Free movement principle faces new Swiss attack

Swiss scientists rejoice as Croatia gets free movement

Swiss scientists rejoice as Croatia gets free movement

It’s official: Switzerland defies referendum and won’t impose EU immigration controls

It’s official: Switzerland defies referendum and won’t impose EU immigration controls

Switzerland awaits EU verdict on immigration solution

Switzerland awaits EU verdict on immigration solution

Swiss parliament reaches agreement on EU immigration

Swiss parliament reaches agreement on EU immigration

Switzerland’s immigration dilemma: what you need to know

Switzerland’s immigration dilemma: what you need to know

Merkel: Swiss question ‘separate from Brexit’

Merkel: Swiss question ‘separate from Brexit’

Swiss government rejects call for second immigration vote

Swiss government rejects call for second immigration vote

Swiss press criticize Bern’s ‘capitulation’ on immigration

Swiss press criticize Bern’s ‘capitulation’ on immigration

Row as Swiss MPs give in on EU migrant curbs

Row as Swiss MPs give in on EU migrant curbs

Swiss-EU negotiations resume but no deal yet

Swiss-EU negotiations resume but no deal yet

Swiss bank could slash London jobs over Brexit

Swiss bank could slash London jobs over Brexit

Record numbers sign up for Swiss Erasmus replacement

Record numbers sign up for Swiss Erasmus replacement

Survey: Swiss optimistic about Brexit effect

Survey: Swiss optimistic about Brexit effect

Politicians: Switzerland is not an island

Politicians: Switzerland is not an island

Window narrows for finding Swiss-EU immigration deal

Window narrows for finding Swiss-EU immigration deal

Schulz: ‘Switzerland is important to the EU’

Schulz: ‘Switzerland is important to the EU’

Brexit voters ‘misinformed’ on Swiss relations with EU

Brexit voters ‘misinformed’ on Swiss relations with EU

Swiss-EU talks ‘must’ resume this summer

Swiss-EU talks ‘must’ resume this summer

Brexit vote will hit Swiss economy: president

Brexit vote will hit Swiss economy: president

‘Leap into the unknown’: Swiss press on Brexit

‘Leap into the unknown’: Swiss press on Brexit

Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?

Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?

Swiss parliament pays tribute to slain British MP

Swiss parliament pays tribute to slain British MP

Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?

Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?

Brits: don’t let bumbling councils steal your vote

Brits: don’t let bumbling councils steal your vote

British expats: have your say in this historic decision

British expats: have your say in this historic decision

Could Brits in Europe put the brakes on Brexit?

Could Brits in Europe put the brakes on Brexit?

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

EU’s Mogherini demands progress at Syria talks

EU’s Mogherini demands progress at Syria talks

Why these Brits in Switzerland are worried about Brexit

Why these Brits in Switzerland are worried about Brexit

Swiss lawmakers vote to pull forgotten EU application

Swiss lawmakers vote to pull forgotten EU application

EU and Bern still seeking immigration agreement

EU and Bern still seeking immigration agreement

Italy angered by Swiss stance on Italian workers

Italy angered by Swiss stance on Italian workers

Switzerland signs tax evasion accord with EU

Switzerland signs tax evasion accord with EU

Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits
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Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits

Poll: Swiss ready to forgo EU over immigration

Poll: Swiss ready to forgo EU over immigration

New vote is needed on immigrants: finance boss

New vote is needed on immigrants: finance boss

Switzerland to tighten measures against Russia

Switzerland to tighten measures against Russia

Swiss-EU relations on discussion table in Rome

Swiss-EU relations on discussion table in Rome

Brain project directors hit back at research critics

Brain project directors hit back at research critics

Swiss government plugs Horizon funding gap

Swiss government plugs Horizon funding gap

EU agrees to resume talks with Swiss

EU agrees to resume talks with Swiss

Swiss-Croatia deal only ‘temporary solution’: EU

Swiss-Croatia deal only ‘temporary solution’: EU

Bern approves solution for Erasmus students

Bern approves solution for Erasmus students

EU cuts could pull plug on Human Brain Project

EU cuts could pull plug on Human Brain Project

Swiss included in EU asylum deal despite vote

Swiss included in EU asylum deal despite vote

Swiss students shut out of EU exchange deal

Swiss students shut out of EU exchange deal

Italian MEP protests at EU-Swiss debate

Italian MEP protests at EU-Swiss debate

Scrapping of EU accords ‘unthinkable’: Maurer

Scrapping of EU accords ‘unthinkable’: Maurer

EU immigration drives foreign population rise

EU immigration drives foreign population rise

EU not compromising but gives Switzerland time

EU not compromising but gives Switzerland time

Moody’s: Swiss migrant vote ‘credit negative’

Moody’s: Swiss migrant vote ‘credit negative’

Germany’s Merkel comes to Switzerland’s defence

Germany’s Merkel comes to Switzerland’s defence

EU freezes research and student exchange funds

EU freezes research and student exchange funds

Swiss strongly support other deals with EU: poll

Swiss strongly support other deals with EU: poll

Student groups fight threatened mobility curbs

Student groups fight threatened mobility curbs

Populists urge more immigration controls

Populists urge more immigration controls

Norway ruling party calls for ‘Swiss’ migrant vote

Norway ruling party calls for ‘Swiss’ migrant vote

Government in damage control mode after vote

Government in damage control mode after vote

Migrant vote worries Swiss neighbours

Migrant vote worries Swiss neighbours

Eurosceptics hail Swiss vote on EU immigration

Eurosceptics hail Swiss vote on EU immigration

Switzerland and EU kick off tax evasion talks

Switzerland and EU kick off tax evasion talks

Bern seeks deal with EU over tax evasion

Bern seeks deal with EU over tax evasion

Only a lunatic would join the EU: Swiss minister

Only a lunatic would join the EU: Swiss minister

BMW ‘stopped Swiss buying cars abroad’

BMW ‘stopped Swiss buying cars abroad’

‘Blessing’ not to be in EU: Swiss poll

‘Blessing’ not to be in EU: Swiss poll

EU states slam Swiss for immigrant worker caps

EU states slam Swiss for immigrant worker caps

EU envious of US Swiss secrecy success

EU envious of US Swiss secrecy success

Cargo firm slammed for ‘discriminating’ against EU workers

Cargo firm slammed for ‘discriminating’ against EU workers

Swiss president blasts EU negotiators: report

Swiss president blasts EU negotiators: report

Swiss cheese gets EU protection

Swiss cheese gets EU protection