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Federal Council appoints Livia Leu as new State Secretary
Bern, 14.10.2020 – Livia Leu assumes the leadership of the Directorate for European Affairs and becomes chief negotiator for negotiations with the EU.
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Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis visits Vienna: signing of memorandum of understanding on new strategic partnership between Switzerland and Austria
10.06.2021
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President Parmelin hails Slovenia trip a success
09.06.2021
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Erstes Treffen des Gemischten Ausschusses zum Handelsabkommen Schweiz–Vereinigtes Königreich
08.06.2021
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European policy: Federal Council sets out next steps for second Swiss contribution
04.06.2021
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No signing of Swiss–EU institutional agreement
26.05.2021
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Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis receives Hungary's Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó
20.04.2021
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Science diplomacy and cross-border cooperation focus of German-speaking foreign ministers' meeting in Lugano
16.04.2021
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Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis receives new Foreign Minister of Liechtenstein Dominique Hasler
15.04.2021
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Europe was the main continent of residence for Swiss citizens abroad in 2020
30.03.2021
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Switzerland - UK: Federal Council launches consultation on Services Mobility Agreement
17.02.2021
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Institutional agreement
The Federal Council has taken the decision not to sign the InstA. The negotiations with the EU did not produce the outcomes Switzerland needed to sign the agreement.
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Free movement of persons
The agreement on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the EU has been in force since 1 June 2002 as an important part of the Bilateral Agreements I.
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Brexit
The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will have consequences for Switzerland’s relations with this country. Switzerland wants to maintain its close relationship with the UK beyond Brexit. 
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Internal security and migration challenges require international cooperation. Switzerland works closely with European states in the areas of justice, police, visas and asylum.
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History of Swiss – EU relations
The EU and its 27 members are Switzerland’s most important partners. The relationship Switzerland-EU has developed by means of an ever-tighter net of sectoral agreements.
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