Swiss immigration vote draws international interest

Anti-immigration poster
The last few days have been busy for me, covering the Swiss immigration vote for The Local Switzerland, plus giving two interviews to BBC Scotland (one on Saturday, February 8, the other on February 10) and another one on February 12 to i24news, the English-language TV news channel in Israel.

I also gave an interview on the same subject to the Corus Radio Network in Canada on the Roy Green Show, broadcast nationally from Vancouver to Toronto on February 15.

The decision by Swiss voters in a referendum to agree to quotas for EU immigrants came as a surprise to many observers. The government in Bern is now scrambling to find ways to renegotiate a new deal that will keep intact Switzerland’s access to the European Union’s market, its biggest trade partner.

Check out these stories:

Swiss voters narrowly back immigration curbs

Shock vote surprises Swiss establishment

Nationalist politician Blocher cheered by vote

Twitter round-up: Swiss ‘xenophobia prevails’

Migrant vote worries Swiss neighbours


About Malcolm Curtis

Freelance English-language communications professional (writing, editing, translations) based near Geneva, Switzerland. Let me know if I can help you.
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