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Old 14.12.2018, 18:26
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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We're all assuming the UK will be happy with and sign the agreement. I thought the point of leaving the EU was to negotiate better deals?

Anyway, good news for all us Swiss residents - we can maintain our lifestyles whilst the UK goes under, hoorah!
As so often, the problem with that lies in the detail.

Switzerland must implement changes in EU law (acquis communautaire) in the areas covered by the Bilaterale, CH has no choice. The agreement with the UK will need to preempt such changes, and make them applicable before they have actually happened.

Which in turn means the UK must at least to some extent accept EU law.

But as you said, the UK authorities will be all too happy to accept that. Not sure how that even remotely fits Los' kind of sovereignty, though.


ETA:
On second thought your 2nd line appears premature, there's no mention of residence regulations even though that should be CH's decision alone:
"the text of the agreement approved by the Federal Council will serve as a basis for economic and trade relations between Switzerland and the UK"

Last edited by Urs Max; 14.12.2018 at 18:43.
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