vrijdag 17 juni 2016

Switzerland withdraws application to join the EU

Proponents of the motion want to bring clarity to EU-Switzerland relations.   

The Swiss parliament on Wednesday voted to officially withdraw the country’s dormant application to join the European Union.

Following a vote in the lower house, the government will now tell the EU to “consider [the application] as withdrawn,” Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter was quoted as saying by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.