The Directorate for European Affairs (DEA) is the centre of expertise for Switzerland's European policy.

It has been entrusted with the following tasks by the Swiss government:

  • Monitoring the European integration process and analysing and assessing its likely consequences for Switzerland
  • Co-ordination of matters concerning integration law and policy and negotiation of treaties with the EU in close collaboration and co-responsibility with the departments competent for the respective matters
  • Information on Switzerland's European policy and European integration

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