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Old 25.07.2016, 09:21
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Re: Freedom of Movement for EU nationals: should the Swiss bend the knee?

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What you say is a contradiction. The reason we can't get those specialists anymore is because the EU-members get all the permits.

It's not contradiction at all: The business people don't want limits to immigration but an as free market for labour as possible. The SVP wants to limit immigration as much as possible in the hope that Switzerland would magically turn into some Heidi paradise if we just get rid of all those weird looking folks.


Thanks to the bilaterals can EU citizens not be limited anymore. In order to appease the right wing (and in a failed attempt of trying to stop the mass immigration initiative) did the government put on harder limits on non-EUs. You blaming the EU for this is just idiotic.


I have several MNCs as customers right now and I know cases in both Basel and Zurich where jobs went overseas because the Swiss were not giving the work permits (or companies were already anticipating the extra effort and low chance so did not even try). Yes, you can argue that 30% of the Swiss voters get what they wanted... but this damages the Swiss economy in the long run - this is not a short term effect of a high Swiss franc, its systemic. Once companies moved jobs overseas will they not easily come back even if you change the policy.
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