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10th Aug 2020

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Swiss afraid of EU wage dumping

Swiss negotiators have pledged to defend Switzerland's high minimum wage from EU social dumping in a new treaty on bilateral relations, the Reuters news agency said. "We want to maintain bilateral agreements [with the EU] but in a context of defence of wages," Pierre-Yves Maillard, the head of a Swiss trade union federation said. The debate mirrors one inside the EU on east-west posted workers.

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Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

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