Further dossiers

Second Swiss contribution

With the Swiss contribution, Switzerland invests in security, stability and prosperity in Europe. It strengthens and deepens its bilateral relations with partner countries and the EU as a whole.


The UK's withdrawal from the EU also has consequences for Switzerland's relations with the UK. As part of its Mind the Gap strategy, Switzerland has concluded a number of new agreements with this country.


An electricity agreement would establish a legal basis for Switzerland's participation in the European electricity market and strengthen cross-border electricity trading.

Agriculture, food safety, product safety and public health

The negotiations on an agreement in the areas of agriculture, food safety, product safety and public health seek to secure closer links with the EU along the food value chain.


Switzerland participates in civil and military peacebuilding missions abroad. Cooperation with the European Union within the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy is important in this context.