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Upcoming Event: "One year after the referendum on mass immigration – the state of EU-Switzerland relations"

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Venue: Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event

On 9 February last year, the Swiss people voted in favour of a proposal to tackle “mass-immigration” with 50,3% of the votes and a majority of the cantons. 219 more words

Events Archive 2015

Why governments, politicians and businessmen hate gold

Yesterday Switzerland voted on whether its central bank should be holding more gold as a proportion of its total assets. Gold currently makes up for around 7% of the total assets of Swiss National Bank, the country’s central bank. 1,180 more words


Immigration and other political matters

The past few days have been full of amazing political events.

While everybody, IFO included, is laughing at the ineptness of the Russian kleptocrats in getting hotels and other services up and running in time for the Olympics in Sochi Russia, the beginnings of what may become a political tidal wave has begun to gather steam. 484 more words


Switzerland rejects Croatia free movement deal after immigration referendum

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Switzerland has refused to sign a protracted deal with Croatia, initially agreed over a year ago, which would have given Croatians unrestricted access to the Swiss employment market. 260 more words

EU Erosion

Swiss narrowly back migration curbs

Recently there has been a great amount of controversy over the new Swiss curbs on immigration voted on by the Swiss people. It had to receive at least 50% majority to pass and it scraped by with a 50.3%. 569 more words

Global Awareness

quo vadis helvetia?

Sunday, 9 February 2014. Switzerland votes. By the evening we know that 55,8% of the Swiss citizens have fulfilled their civic duty. And 50,3% of the Swiss citizens accepted the popular initiative “Against Mass Immigration”. 807 more words


There is more to Switzerland's anti-immigration vote than meets the eye

Any Swiss citizen who collects 100,000 signatures can put an initiative to a national referendum. This brand of extreme direct democracy is unique on this scale, and has generally served Switzerland well—certainly in comparison with other referendum-driven systems, … 554 more words