Authors: Thomas Koenig,
Published: January, 2017

In the last days of 2016, the Swiss parliament adopted a compromise immigration law. As a result, the move consolidates various agreements of Switzerland with the European Union (EU). The law guarantees access to the European single market, on which Swiss industry and businesses heavily depend on. As a key consequence, Switzerland is now also reinstated as one of sixteen so-called ‘associated countries‘ of the EU. This means that Swiss research institutions will be eligible again to apply for funding under the current EU Framework Programme.

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