Yves Bertoncini on France Culture about the swiss vote on the free movement of Europeans
Yves Bertoncini, is the guest of the radio France Culture, saturday 15 february 2014 between 12.45 and 13.30, to talk about the Swiss vote on the free movement of Europeans in the program "Affaires étangères" led by Christine Ockrent.
Yves Bertoncini speaks together with:Etienne Piguet, Professor at the University of Neuchâtel, specialist of Immigration
Dominique Reynié, president of Fondapol.
Pascal Sciarini, Professor at the University of Geneva.
To listen to the show: Affaires étrangères - France Culture
Some key messages by Yves Bertoncini :
Low unemployment rate with many EU citizens: the advantages of economic openness are very visible in Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, Sweden…
The Swiss citizens have also voted on non-material/identity issues: Brussels can’t perceive the debate only on material/economic grounds.
If Switzerland wants to renegotiate the agreement of free movement of people, there will be a need to renegotiate the others: “guillotine clause » and boomerang effect, especially on capital flows…