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  • Swiss Fail to Strike Immigration Deal With EU, Talks Go On

  • Brussels insists on free movement of people as a condition for Swiss access to the EU single market under bilateral accords

, photo: Reuters/Ruben Sprich

19 of September 2016 10:46:07

The presidents of Switzerland and the European Commission failed to clinch a deal on Monday in talks on Swiss efforts to curb immigration from the EU, but said they would meet again next month to try to break the impasse.Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters after meeting Johann Schneider-Ammann that questions remained over Swiss proposals to give hiring preferences to locals as a way to ease pressure on labor markets.Brussels insists on free movement of people as a condition for Swiss access to the EU single market under bilateral accords. The arrangement has been put at risk by a Swiss referendum in 2014 demanding immigration quotas, which requires a law to be in place by February.



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