Commission: We don't understand Switzerland's discriminatory approach to immigration

After Switzerland announced it will organise a controversial referendum on migration quotas, the European Commission said on Tuesday that they don't fully understand the discriminatory approach'.

The Swiss will decide on 9 February whether to back a popular initiative "against mass immigration" which is spearheaded by the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) and aims to set annual quotas on permits granted to foreigners in Switzerland.
While neutral Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, its immigration policy is based on free movement of people from the EU and allowing a restricted number of non-EU citizens to enter the country.
 

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Tuesday, 7 January, 2014 - 14:31