Swiss headed for ‘risky’ EU poll

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Series Details 4.2.09
Publication Date 04/02/2009
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The people of Switzerland have voted in a referendum on the 8 February 2009 to continue allowing in workers from the EU and to extend access to two new member states, Romania and Bulgaria.

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Wikipedia: Swiss referendum, February 2009,_February_2009
IFES: Election Guide: Referendum, 8 February 2009
EUObserver, 27.11.08: Referendum threat to EU-Swiss passport-free deal
BBC News, 8.2.09: Swiss to extend EU worker access
Deutsche Welle, 8.2.09: Swiss Vote in Favor of Free Movement Deal With Bulgaria, Romania,,4011494,00.html
France24, 8.2.09: Switzerland votes to welcome EU workers
IHT Europe, 8.2.09: Swiss vote to extend labor ties with EU
EurActiv, 9.2.09: Populists defeated in Swiss EU labour poll
Czech Republic: EU Presidency: Press Release, 8.2.09: EU Presidency Statement concerning the Swiss referendum on the Agreement on the free movement of persons, 8.2.09: Voters endorse labour accord with EU

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