Sunday, September 27, 2020

Switzerland votes on curbing labor movement into country from EU nations

Al Jazeera reports that Swiss voters will decide whether to annul a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people. The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) – the largest in the Swiss parliament – has led the support for the referendum, known as the Limitation Initiative, to regain control over immigration, echoing some of the arguments pro-Brexit politicians used in the run-up to Britain’s exit from the EU.

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Sign from Brexit Campaign.  Courtesy of Don Roth.
 
UPDATE (9/28):  CNN reports "Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected on Sunday a right-wing party's attempt to scrap a pact allowing the free movement of people from the European Union, opting for stability amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic."
 
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