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Reasons for Swiss Criticism

Watch Prof. Christa Tobler explain why criticism of the EU is widespread in Switzerland.

Switzerland remains suspicious of the legal effects of European Union (EU) membership.

European Union law is a particularly strong type of international law that has immediate effects on the national legal orders of its Member States. In Switzerland, the fear that EU membership would have a negative impact notably on the Swiss democratic system is widespread.

Having watched this video, what do you think about the elements mentioned in it (direct effect, damages action and infringement proceedings) that help to enforce EU law and about their potential effect on the Swiss democratic system?

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