No. 112: Implications of the Debt Crisis for Swiss Foreign and Security Policy
Author(s): Daniel Möckli
Editor(s): Daniel Möckli
Series: CSS Analysis in Security Policy
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
Publication Year: 2012
The changes in Switzerland’s European neighborhood brought about by the debt crisis have major repercussions on Swiss foreign and security policy. Bilateral relations with several countries have been strained because of disputes over Swiss bank secrecy. As far as the controversy with the EU over institutional issues is concerned, the scope for a compromise solution has narrowed. Conversely, there are growing security-policy overlaps between Switzerland and its European neighbors.