Federal Department of Foreign Affairs



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Bilateral way

The bilateral approach allows Switzerland to represent its interests with the EU in the best way. The Federal Council is aiming to conclude an institutional agreement to revive this approach.
A woman carries a child in a Syrian refugee camp. © SDC

Commitment in Syria

Switzerland provides humanitarian aid to protect and help the people affected by the crisis both in Syria and its neighbouring countries.
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Consequences of the adoption of the initiative against "mass immigration"

Following Switzerland's Yes to the initiative against "mass immigration", the Federal Council is attending to the application of the new constitutional provision on immigration and is engaged in talks with the EU and its member states to find solutions to the unresolved dossiers that are in the shared interests of all parties.

Switzerland on the web 

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