No. 81: Switzerland and the EU
Challenges and Uncertainties of Bilateralism
Author(s): Daniel Möckli
Editor(s): Daniel Möckli
Series: CSS Analysis in Security Policy
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
Publication Year: 2010
Switzerland is under pressure to transform its relations with the EU into a bilateral association model resembling the European Economic Area. Even as a non-member, Switzerland finds it difficult to escape the dynamics of legislation in the EU. This again raises the fundamental question of how the Swiss should shape their relations with the EU. The pros and cons of membership ought to be assessed no longer just from the perspective of Swiss economic interests in Europe but also in the broader context of how to safeguard Swiss interests globally.