Free Movement between the EU and Switzerland: A Success Story?
The Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons with the EU has had an important impact on the structure and composition of the foreign population in Switzerland. Its actual and perceived effects have triggered the launch of a popular initiative on mass immigration, aiming at regaining control over the admission of foreigners. Multiple fears are likely to have contributed to its acceptance. highlights #1 discusses the demographic and economic impact of the agreement as well as the legal and administrative challenges related to the implementation of the initiative.