Switzerland is at odds with the framework agreement. What has brought the chief negotiator Roberto Balzaretti (54) from Brussels with home is on the left and on the right is a grey. And also the center parties are not able to warm up to the draft contract.
Currently, the Federal Council consultations with parties, the cantons and associations – before the summer holidays, the government wants to decide how it goes: you Say Yes, no, or you – playing in the face of a Brexit and elections in Switzerland and the EU on time?
the EU has lost patience
to prevent the EU apparently. The EU’s Council of Ministers has today spoken again about the framework agreement and makes it clear that You expect a Yes from Bern. The Council “calls on the Federal Council to support the negotiated Text of the agreement on an institutional framework, and him to the Federal Assembly for adoption, to submit, as soon as the consultation of stakeholders is completed in the spring of 2019,” writes the Council of Ministers in a communication. Finally, the negotiator “fair and equitable solutions would be found”.
And that’s not all: the Ministers of The EU member States also expect that the Swiss paid the next Ostmilliarde – without If and But: “The Council expects the rapid and unconditional acceptance of this proposal by the Swiss Federal Assembly.”
farmers are skeptical
That this tonality will encounter in Berne with open ears, may be doubted. Especially since Brussels is still on it and also a modernisation of the free trade agreement of 1972. In order to give EU firms better access to the Swiss market – particularly in the Agricultural and food sector and in the services sector.
This is likely to increase the resistance in this country against Brussels, and the Swiss farmers will face a reduction in border protection. Bauer President Markus Ritter warned recently in the “Schweizer Bauer”, with the framework agreement, a loss of the autonomy of the agriculture of the threat.
other sectors are noisy when free-trade agreements: a modernization could be evaluated boils down to the fact that these rules in cases of dispute by the European court of justice. (sf)