A total of 66,200 European Union (EU) citizens arrived in Switzerland during previous year, and over 60% of them came to work, which is the highest number since the pact of free movement came into effect in 2002, according to report revealed by Secretariat for Economics (SECO)
The total number of immigrants stood at 88,000 people, including the immigrants from non EU countries.
The number of immigrants arriving from eastern and southern European countries has increased since 2008. However, during the initial years of free movement pact immigration balance was denoted by German immigrants entering the country.
The immigrants received by EU in 2013 amounted to 0.8 percent of Switzerland’s approximately 8.1 million population.