Swiss fail to strike immigration deal with EU, talks go on

September 19, 2016 4:29 PM

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ZURICH The presidents of Switzerland and the European Commission failed to clinch a deal on Monday in talks on Swiss efforts to curb immigration from the EU, but said they would meet again next month to try to break the impasse.

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters after meeting Johann Schneider-Ammann that questions remained over Swiss proposals to give hiring preferences to locals as a way to ease pressure on labor markets.

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