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Switzerland Reach ‘Free Movement’ Deal With Croatia

SwitzerlandNearly two months after Switzerland reneged and refused to sign a deal that would allow Croatians to freely there, a compromise agreement with Croatia has been reached, reports Swiss state radio RTS…

Croatia and Switzerland had initially agreed terms for the free movement of workers between the two countries, but the Swiss have backed down after a referendum earlier in February invalidated the Swiss-EU pact on freedom of movement. The Swiss voted narrowly in favour of strict quotas for immigration from EU countries, which now means the deal with Croatia which was agreed has fallen in the water.

The new compromise agreement, which would be delivered through a federal government order, will now mean Croatians would have the right to work in Switzerland, but progressive quotas on the number entering would be put in place, say RTS, adding that the agreement first needs European Commission approval.

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