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World 16 Jun 2019 | 7:35 PM

Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have made enough progress on a stalled draft treaty to head off punitive measures set to start at the end of June.

World 28 Apr 2019 | 7:23 PM

Swiss labour leader declares draft EU treaty "dead"

ZURICH (Reuters) - The new head of Switzerland's powerful labour union federation rejected a draft treaty with the European Union and called for restarting negotiations with the country's most important trading partner.

World 09 Aug 2018 | 9:22 PM

Swiss plans for EU treaty in tatters as labour boycotts talks

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's plan to forge a new treaty cementing ties with the European Union has hit the rocks after the normally pro-Europe centre left joined the far right in resisting a deal that Swiss labour unions say might undermine wages and working conditions.

World 08 Aug 2018 | 9:52 PM

Swiss unions to boycott talks on easing labour rules

BERN (Reuters) - Switzerland's main union federation said on Wednesday it would boycott talks the government has proposed on easing rules on wages and working conditions, a key element in talks on a new treaty with the European Union.

World 28 Jun 2018 | 6:12 PM

Fight over labour rules puts Swiss-EU treaty talks at risk

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's top labour leader ruled out any weakening of laws to prevent foreign workers from undercutting local wages and working conditions, a stumbling block in Swiss negotiations with the European Union over a new treaty.