Organisation of the Mission
Welcome message of the Head of Mission
List of partners supporting our projects.
The Head of Mission and senior staff introduce themselves
Events in which the mission is taking part or has organised itself
Media releases concerning relations between Switzerland and the EU
Press conferences concerning relations between Switzerland and the EU
At its meeting on 26 May, the Federal Council undertook an overall evaluation of the outcome of the negotiations on the institutional framework agreement (InstA). It concluded that there remain substantial differences between Switzerland and the EU on key aspects of the agreement.
The agreement on the free movement of persons enables citizens from Switzerland and the EU member states to freely choose their place of work and place of domicile within the territories of the contracting parties
Fruitful cooperation exists between Switzerland and the EU in the field of scientific research: Further information at eda.admin.ch.
The Schengen Association Agreement facilitates travel between Switzerland and the EU by eliminating identity controls at the internal borders of the Schengen Area
The EU accounts for over half of Swiss exports and two-thirds of Swiss imports – economic relations are vitally important
In a referendum held by the British government in 2016, 51.9% of British voters voted in favour of leaving the EU. Because relations between Switzerland and the EU are largely covered by the bilateral agreements concluded between Switzerland and the EU, Brexit also has consequences for Switzerland.
Switzerland’s Policy on the European Union
The EU is Switzerland’s most important partner by far and effective cooperation is therefore vitally important and is governed by bilateral agreements. The Europe Division is the centre of expertise for the Confederation's EU policy.
The bilateral agreements constitute the legal basis for the fruitful partnership between Switzerland and the EU - the most important agreements since 1972 at a glance
One in three Swiss francs is generated from trade with the EU: Switzerland and the EU in figures
Statements by the Foreign Minister
Speeches by Swiss Foreign Minister, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, on Switzerland’s policy on Europe
Interviews with Switzerland’s foreign minister, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, concerning relations between Switzerland and the EU
Working for the Mission
Would you like to work in an international environment? The Swiss Mission to the EU offers attractive career opportunities in a wide range of areas
Swiss university graduates also have the opportunity to undertake internships at the Commission, Council or Parliament of the EU
Graduates have the opportunity to gain their first experience of working in an international environment at the Swiss Mission
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