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Options in theory

Watch Prof. Christa Tobler describe the options which Switzerland has in theory for its relationship with the European Union.

In theory, Switzerland can choose from a number of options of how to regulate its legal relationship with the European Union (EU).

When considering, on a general level, how to best regulate its relationship with the European Union, Switzerland has looked at a number of options. These range from mere unilateral adaptation of Swiss law to EU law to European Economic Area (EEA), or even EU, membership. Today, the Swiss Federal Government favours the sectoral or bilateral approach based on Swiss-EU agreements. In the public debate also other options have been offered for discussion.

For additional information you may read the texts we put under the section ‘see also’.

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