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The 'institutional issues'

Christa Tobler introduces a difficult issue in the Swiss-European relationship: how the agreements function in their institutional framework.

In the past years, Switzerland and the European Union (EU) have tried to find a common approach to renewing the rules on the functioning of the bilateral agreements.

One of the ‘difficult’ issues in the legal relationship between Switzerland and the EU is the functioning of the agreements concluded by them, or their institutional framework. How are the bilateral agreements revised, how are they to be interpreted, who watches over their functioning and what if disputes arise between Switzerland and the EU with respect to a particular agreement?

Read more about the 8-days rule as described by the Swiss Federal Administration on its website, finding the link under ‘see also’.

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