Free Movement (or Not): EU – Switzerland

2014-2015 6 EU-Swiss Relations
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The Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to our second event of the semester:

Free movement (or Not): EU – Switzerland

Thursday 12 February 2015
6pm – 7.30pm

Old College | Kenyon Mason Suite

Switzerland is neither a member of the European Union nor part of the European Economic Area. Instead, the country maintains its relations with the EU through a series of bilateral agreements. In February 2014, Swiss voters narrowly decided in a referendum that the country should limit the number of EU nationals living in Switzerland. This would require renegotiation of the EU-Swiss bilateral free movement agreement. The EU has made clear that free movement is an essential requirement if Switzerland is to maintain its market access to the EU.

What is the future of Swiss-EU relations? What lessons can Britain draw from Switzerland as it ponders its own EU future? Join us for a presentation on some of the legal issues and a discussion afterwards with Dr Nicolas Diebold, a visiting scholar from the University of Lucerne.

Dr Nicolas Diebold
Lecturer in WTO Law and Public Economic Law
University of Lucerne

Dr Tobias Lock | Chair
Lecturer in EU Law
Associate Director, Edinburgh Europa Institute
University of Edinburgh

Dr Nicolas Diebold is Visiting Scholar in Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is Lecturer in WTO Law and Public Economic Law at the University of Lucerne and Head of the Internal Market Competence Centre of the Swiss Competition Commission.

Located on quad of Old College.
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Small wine reception to follow

We look forward to seeing you there!

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