Switzerland’s Policy on the European Union

Directorate of European Affairs DEA

The EU is Switzerland’s most important partner by far and effective cooperation is therefore vitally important and is governed by bilateral agreements. The Directorate for European Affairs (DEA) is the Swiss Confederation’s competence centre for dealing with European issues

The most important agreements with the EC/EU since 1972

The bilateral agreements constitute the legal basis for the fruitful partnership between Switzerland and the EU - the most important agreements since 1972 at a glance

Switzerland and the EU in figures

One in three Swiss francs is generated from trade with the EU: Switzerland and the EU in figures