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Switzerland's Approach to EU Engagement: a Financial Services Perspective

Church, Clive H. and Dardanelli, Paolo and Mueller, Sean (2013) Switzerland's Approach to EU Engagement: a Financial Services Perspective. Discussion paper. City of London, London (KAR id:33523)

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This report examines Switzerland’s past and present political engagement with the EU,

report will help to inform debate around how the UK engages with the EU, by

significant financial services industry. Key points to note are:

The Swiss approach is complex, consisting of a set of disparate sector-specific bilateral

services, together with much informal Europeanisation, including autonomous adoption

2) Reliance on London for access to European capital markets

so far, benefitted from largely unfettered access to the EU market, often through its

mean third countries constantly having to amend their parallel legislation, in line with

course of time.

Switzerland’s bilateral approach has been a means of moving closer to the EU rather

4) Access to EU markets

closeness to the EU. A Free Trade agreement is not sufficient, especially for the financial

agreements and parallel legislation to that of the EU.

The Swiss approach is an exception, developed over time, rather than a formal model,

Single Market has had implications for the Swiss financial services sector, namely

Switzerland’s ability to engage in EU policy making.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Switzerland, EU, European Union, Europe, financial services, regulation, UK, London, City, City of London, Centre for Swiss Politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Paolo Dardanelli
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 09:32 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:44 UTC
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