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A legal relationship in three phases

Watch Prof. Christa Tobler explain how the Swiss–EU legal relationship evolved over time.

The Swiss–EU legal relationship evolved over time into a rather peculiar system.

Not being a Community member, Switzerland began already in the 1950s to conclude agreements with the then European Communities. This led to the present ‘bilateral‘ or ‘sectoral‘ law, which governs the legal relationship between Switzerland and the European Union. So far, there have been three phases of this development.

Deepen your understanding of the development of the Swiss–EU sectoral or bilateral law by studying the documents that you find in the ‘downloads’ section.

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