Business Standard

Swiss voters overwhelmingly reject curbs on European Union immigration

The Swiss People's Party (SVP) had forced a binding referendum on the EU agreement in a bid to curb immigration to the country where foreigners make up a quarter of the population

migration, migrants, immigration, travellers
Premium

The measure lost by 62 per cent-38 per cent margin

Reuters
Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected on Sunday a right-wing party's attempt to scrap a pact allowing the free movement of people from the European Union, opting for stability amid the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Swiss People's Party (SVP) had forced a binding referendum on the EU agreement in a bid to curb immigration to the country where foreigners make up a quarter of the population.

The measure lost by 62 per cent-38 per cent margin.

The SVP - the biggest party in parliament - has long pushed to take back control of immigration, echoing some arguments pro-Brexit
Topics : Switzerland

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Sep 27 2020 | 9:29 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com