Political Affairs

The Houses of Parliament in London
Aerial view of the Houses of Parliament in London © Pixabay

The Political Section monitors developments in UK domestic and external policies and informs Swiss authorities about the political decisions and policy trends that are of relevance for Switzerland.

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the Political Section has been closely following developments in this process as the decision has consequences for Switzerland’s close relationship with the UK, a relationship that Switzerland is keen to maintain and develop.

The Section also represents Swiss interests to the British authorities and liaises with them on matters of common interest such as the promotion of human rights, the functioning of international organisations, environmental matters, the situation in conflict zones and proliferation.

Bilateral relations Switzerland-UK 

Switzerland-UK relations post Brexit (PDF, Page 1, 95.4 kB)

Switzerland and the UK - Economic Footprints (PDF, 9.6 MB, English) 

FAQ Brexit - information for Swiss nationals living in the UK