Switzerland -Quota for free movement -June 02, 2013

Quotas on the number of EU citizens that want to work in the country have come into effect for one year. Switzerland, which is not an EU member, says immigration has reached unacceptable levels. The number of foreigners stands at almost 25% of the population, many of them recent arrivals from EU countries where unemployment is at record levels. The country has made a series of deals with the EU on the free movement of people in return for access to European markets. The European Commission has warned that the quotas could jeopardise relations.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ...  

 

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