February 10, 2014

Switzerland: Land of Money & Fear

David Nauer, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

Switzerland's economic success is enviable, yet its people fear decline. On Sunday, voters approved a plan to reintroduce immigration quotas. The move is likely to create significant problems for the country's relations with the EU -- and could be expensive.

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TAGGED: European Union, Switzerland


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