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Old 03.01.2023, 16:08
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Re: What is the future of Switzerland?

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The greatest change I have seen in Switzerland in the past 20 years has been due to the Schengen agreement. France on the other side of the border to Geneva was a quiet sleepy place before it signed up [I lived there, I should know]. Now it is like a suburb of Paris, almost. Houses and big shopping centres everywhere. Finding work in Geneva if you're not French in the meantime has become near impossible. I don't know, but I suspect Zurich, Basel and Ticino have had the same sort of build-up over the border. In the next twenty years I suspect/expect Lausanne to see that sort of infiltration too.

Net, net the French part will become more French, the German part more German, the Italian part more Italian. So Switzerland will become less and less one country and more like suburbs of their neighbours.
I couldn't agree more.
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