Mission of Switzerland to the European Union © FDFA

Ambassador's welcoming address

Welcome message of the head of the Swiss Mission, which represents Switzerland’s interests and positions vis-à-vis the EU in Brussels

Didier Burkhalter © FDFA

Statements by the Foreign Minister

The Swiss foreign minister, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, on the importance of good relations between Switzerland and the EU

Issues All Issues

Free movement of persons – opening up step-by-step

The agreement on the free movement of persons enables citizens from Switzerland and the EU member states to freely choose their place of work and place of domicile within the territories of the contracting parties

Schengen/Dublin – a common border

The Schengen Association Agreement facilitates travel between Switzerland and the EU by eliminating identity controls at the internal borders of the Schengen Area

Employee at 3S Swiss Solar Systems checking a solar module © FDFA, Presence Switzerland

Research – a fruitful cooperation

Fruitful cooperation with the EU in the field of scientific research has also contributed to the high profile of Switzerland’s cutting-edge research and boosted its standing as a research location

Swiss five franc coins © FDFA, Presence Switzerland

Tax policy – development of international standards

Switzerland and the EU are endeavouring to develop international standards in the field of tax policy