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Swiss set to call EU’s bluff on immigration curbs

Swiss lawmakers will discuss jobs and migrant workers

By: Eastern Eye Staff

SWITZERLAND is poised to test one of the European Union’s main policies and unilaterally curb immigration flows by giving locals first crack at job vacancies, betting that the EU won’t retaliate while it grapples with its own migration woes. But Brussels is unlikely to sit quietly fearing that showing flexibility on the free movement of people – the principle underpinning Swiss access to the single market – could encourage Britain as it negotiates its EU divorce. The parliament in Bern is set to embrace domestic hiring preferences as the way to implement a 2014 binding Swiss referendum demanding quotas for…

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