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Old 20.06.2012, 08:45
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The number of foreigners resident in Switzerland stands at 22.6 percent, up slightly on 2011, government figures showed on Tuesday.

Read the full article: More foreign citizens moving to Switzerland
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Re: More foreign citizens moving to Switzerland

How does that compare to neighbouring countries?
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I do not have figures. But if you imagine a half Greek - half whatever Western European you possibly can imagine the choice. While Greece looked fairly promising a decade ago it now is a place rather to get OUT if having any chance.

The situation is less drastic in countries like Spain and Portugal. But many people there with dual citizenship with north/central/west European countries will decide to move up-north
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Re: More foreign citizens moving to Switzerland

Looky here on page 2 (2010).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cac...2010-AP-EN.PDF
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I do not have figures. But if you imagine a half Greek - half whatever Western European you possibly can imagine the choice. While Greece looked fairly promising a decade ago it now is a place rather to get OUT if having any chance.

The situation is less drastic in countries like Spain and Portugal. But many people there with dual citizenship with north/central/west European countries will decide to move up-north
EU nationals don't require dual citizenship to move to Switzerland or to another EU country.
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Re: More foreign citizens moving to Switzerland

It takes a longer time to become a Swiss Citizen. Many people stay "foreign" for longer compared to neighboring countries.
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EU nationals don't require dual citizenship to move to Switzerland or to another EU country.
Right you are indeed ! But dual citizenship makes things much easier, not least as people with dual-citizenship tend to have relatives and friends in "the other country".
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Re: More foreign citizens moving to Switzerland

'foreigners' in CH is high as % but would like to see those stats with UN-related/similar people in Geneva excluded for a fairer comparison.
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'foreigners' in CH is high as % but would like to see those stats with UN-related/similar people in Geneva excluded for a fairer comparison.
If you compare Zürich with Geneva in regard to foreigners, you can DOUBLE the percentage of Kanton Zürich to get percentage figures of the Canton de Genève.

Do not forget however that the Kanton Zürich has towns which even have a vast majority of foreigners
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