Some people think we could be like Switzerland

Some people think we could be like Switzerland
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It’s another rich country like Norway.

It does lots of business with the EU. But it doesn’t have to be a member.

Not quite. Look at the facts.

The way Switzerland does business with the EU is special.

To get access to the Single Market it has two-way agreements with the EU.

There are over 30 of them.

And when Brussels changes anything in the Single Market each of those agreements has to be reviewed.

It’s a pain on both sides.

Even with these agreements, Switzerland gets access to only about two thirds of the Single Market.

But Switzerland’s relations with the EU are up in the air as a result of a referendum two years ago to impose immigration controls. If applied these could means the collapse of its trade relationship with the EU.