Political Affairs, Security, Development

Mirko Zambelli



Head of Portfolios on Foreign Policy, Security, Defence, Human Security, Near East, Iran

Mirko Zambelli – Counsellor
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 37

Contact: Dagmar Allmann
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 26

Heinz Huber

Military Affairs

Heinz Huber – Brigadier General
Tel.: +32 (0)2 707 28 63



Stefan Varonier – Head armasuisse Brussels Office
Tel.: +32 (0)2 707 28 65


Enlargement, Neighbourhood Policy, CIS, Middle East, Human Rights

Angelica Schempp – Third Secretary
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 45

Contact: Dagmar Allmann
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 26


Development cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Latin America/Caribbean, Africa, Asia

Pierre Strauss – First Secretary
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 09

Contact: Dagmar Allmann
Tel.: +32 (0)2 286 13 26

Free movement of persons – functioning and current state of play

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

Foreign and security policy – a targeted partnership

Switzerland and the European Union conduct a close dialogue on their shared foreign policy concerns. The EU has shown interest in Switzerland’s constructive approach to foreign policy. Switzerland also makes substantial contributions through its participation in the EU’s peace promotion missions.

Development and humanitarian aid – a spirit of active cooperation

Switzerland and the EU are committed to the eradication of poverty in the world and the promotion of stability and prosperity in Europe and well beyond its borders. This means they can work together to improve the reach and effectiveness of their policies and activities in the areas of development and humanitarian aid.