New publication: "Which future for EU-Swiss relations? A citizens’ perspective"
My policy brief on Swiss-EU relations for TEPSA - the Trans European Policy Studies Association is online.
FROM THE CONCLUSION:
"The situation may become clearer when the Swiss electorate gets the chance to vote on concrete EU-Swiss agreements. (...)
Before then, the Swiss government has no choice but to manoeuvre avoiding an escalation of conflict with the EU while continuing the search for a domestic and international compromise. Swiss citizens are used to such situations. In the past, negotiation stalemates had only limited negative consequences and sooner or later a window of opportunity for a new rapprochement opened. In the meantime, Switzerland’s wealth makes patience affordable."
Download full text as pdf here.
See TEPSA website for other policy briefs.