Switzerland's implementation of EU legislation

08-10-2012

Switzerland and the EU are linked via more than 120 bilateral agreements, which concern the single market and other sectors. Binding obligations to implement EU law are enshrined in the various bilateral agreements, but mostly they do not extend to take account of changes in EU law. The EU is trying to convince Switzerland to put relations into a more systematic framework with effective institutions.

Switzerland and the EU are linked via more than 120 bilateral agreements, which concern the single market and other sectors. Binding obligations to implement EU law are enshrined in the various bilateral agreements, but mostly they do not extend to take account of changes in EU law. The EU is trying to convince Switzerland to put relations into a more systematic framework with effective institutions.