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The Swiss foreign minister said there were no EU agreement talks before the end of 2020
Apr 25 2020 – 13:37
Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis said reaching a framework agreement with the European Union was no longer the country’s top priority because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“What is important now is saving lives and avoiding devastating economic consequences,” the press Saturday quoted him as saying.
Brussels and Bern have spent years negotiating framework agreements to replace more than 120 bilateral agreements.
The agreement, according to the minister, will not be ready to be discussed again before the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Switzerland is not a member of 27 bloc countries, but the EU is its main trading partner.
Open the border gradually
In an interview with the Blick newspaper, the minister said that Switzerland would “gradually open its borders in consultation with neighboring countries.”
Switzerland, Cassis told a German-language newspaper, boasts of sufficient hospital capacity and has a pandemic under control. The aim now is to prevent a second wave of infection.
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