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Swiss-EU trade talks: Sovereignty and competitiveness at stake

Switzerland’s government ended negotiations with the European Union on a comprehensive trade deal designed to update decades-old agreements. Doing so for Switzerland was a question of sovereignty – but it risks losing traction in the enormous, crucial EU market. The question now is if Switzerland can find a way to become more competitive without the EU, or will wait and try again.

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