Switzerland's Federal Council deploys new system of Immigration

February 22, 2014
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On 12th February 2014, the federal council of Switzerland has taken various decisions to enforce new basic vital rights and put in place some restrictions on immigration. By the end of June, the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) in coordination with and with the cooperation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) will work to implement this policy.

A law will be passed by the end of this year regarding this matter. Meanwhile, the Federal Council will be holding certain preliminary talks with the EU (European Union), keeping in view the discussions pertaining to the agreement regarding Free Movement of Persons (AFMP). Additionally, the authorities will deal with certain clarifications concerning other mutual compromises that have already been made and have begun by now.

All of this is after 3 days after the Swiss people voted to limit immigration and after certain approvals for the changes in the immigration system of Switzerland. So now, the Federal Council of Switzerland has evaluated the situation and decided upon some steps to be taken to proceed further.

In the next few months, the Federal Council will carry out their work effectively to implement the immigration system in a systematic way. This is besides trying their best to clarify the questions and provide solutions concerning the foreign and domestic policies.

It is also a requirement that the draft of the new constitution text for the new ‘admission system for the overseas nationals’ be introduced by the Federal Council within a period of three years. What this means is that there will be negotiations again about the agreement that deals with Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) and about how to assimilate this agreement with the Switzerland's new immigration system. The Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) Agreement stays in its original form until and unless an amended version commences, or after a note of expiry is offered.
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