Switzerland's European policy
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Switzerland’s foreign policy
Development and cooperation
Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU
International police missions of Switzerland
Media releases on matters concerning European policy
Audiovisual on matters concerning European policy
Speeches of the Head of Department Didier Burkhalter and of the Head of the DEA, Henri Gétaz
Overview of Switzerland's European policy
Popular votes concerning European policy
Important steps of the Switzerland's European policy
Parliamentary interventions and debates of the Council
Economic data Switzerland-EU, key data on matters concerning European policy
Main bilateral agreements and arrangements between Switzerland and the EU
Texts of the agreements and application and implementation of the Swiss-EU bilateral agreements
Entry into force of the main Bilateral Agreements Switzerland-EU since 1972
Evaluation of the application of the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU
Information on negotiations between Switzerland and the EU
Information on main open issues between Switzerland and the EU
Presentation of the European Union
Importance of the relations with the EU for Switzerland
Differents brochures on Switzerland's European policy
Seminars on European integration for employees of the Confederation and the Cantons.
Frequently asked questions on Schengen/Dublin and Brexit
Economic data Switzerland-EU,key data on matters concerning European policy
Various reports on Switzerland's European policy
Links on Switzerland's European policy
Presentations on Switzerland's European policy
The procedure for gaining access to official documents in accordance with the transparency principle
State Secretary Roberto Balzaretti has headed the Directorate for European Affairs (DEA) since February 2018
Vacant positions at the DEA
Organisation chart and staff of the DEA
Contact the DEA
The DEA is the centre of expertise for Switzerland's European policy
Bern, 11.02.2019 – Switzerland and the UK signed a new bilateral economic and trade agreement.
Bern, 16.01.2019 – The Federal Council decides on the arrangements for consultations on the draft agreement.
Bern, 20.12.2018 – The FDF creates the prerequisite to allow EU trading venues to obtain the new FINMA recognition for the time being as well.
On 19 May 2019 the Swiss people will vote on an amendment of the Swiss law on guns. A vote linked to the Schengen/Dublin association agreements.
With an institutional agreement, the Federal Council intends to consolidate the bilateral way and particularly the access to the EU internal market.
File Institutional agreement
In this dossier, you will find extensive information on the consequences of Brexit for the relation between Switzerland and the UK.
State Secretary and Head of the DEA
The agreement on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the EU has been in force since 2002. It stands repeatedly in the center of political debates.
File Free movement of persons
Switzerland is almost entirely surrounded by member states of the European Union (EU). An active policy on the EU is essential for Switzerland.
File Switzerland's European policy
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