February 12, 2014

Why the Swiss Slammed the Door Shut

Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

The Associated Press

The Swiss are among the wealthiest people in the world, with income per person double Britain's. They also boast the lowest unemployment rate in Europe, less than 4 per cent.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: European Union, Switzerland

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

February 10, 2014
Switzerland: Land of Money & Fear
David Nauer, Der Spiegel
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... more ››
February 10, 2014
Swiss Demolish an EU Myth
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
Whether or not you think the Swiss are wise to shut out EU migrants, their referendum over the weekend does at least demolish one exasperating myth. more ››
February 11, 2014
The Swiss Vote for Isolationism
Wall Street Journal
Swiss voters narrowly approved an anti-immigration ballot measure Sunday. The margin was thin, 50.3%, but the effects could be wide-ranging and damaging. Switzerland is not a member of the EU, but agreements with Brussels allow... more ››
February 4, 2014
Hollande's 'Non' to Cameron on Europe
Irish Times
François Hollande’s “non” was diplomatic but unambiguous. Amending the EU treaties, the French president told British PM David Cameron at their pub lunch summit at the Swan Inn in Swinbrookon on Friday... more ››