Wednesday

18th Jan 2017

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Swiss MPs make progress on EU immigration bill

Switzerland's lower house on Wednesday approved a bill to regulate labour immigration amid a dispute on migrant workers coming from the EU. The bill, which the upper house must still approve in a step expected in December, gives job priority to Swiss residents, including EU citizens, over newcomers from Europe. During a visit Monday, European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said such a measure would be acceptable to the EU.

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