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Work permit quotas for all EU countries

May 2013
Houdrouge, R. / Oertle, M.

In the coming 12 months, workers from EU states will have only restricted access to the Swiss labour market. Indeed, the Swiss government decided on 24 April 2013 to invoke the safeguard clause contained in the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons. As a result, quotas will apply for a period of one year to category B work permits for nationals of EU states, including countries such as France, Germany or Italy.

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