Friday, November 11, 2016
Switzerland's popular vote on migration controls.
The already-difficult relationship between Switzerland and the EU has been complicated by the popular vote on migration controls for EU citizens in February 2014. Its implementation will violate the EU's principle of free movement of people, which the EU has refused to renegotiate. Nonetheless, the Swiss government has to find a solution before a three-year deadline expires in February 2017, which will turn the latent conflict with the EU into an acute one.