Swiss minister plays down mid-October deadline for EU treaty deal

October 11, 2018 4:17 PM

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ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss Transport Minister Doris Leuthard played down a mid-October deadline from the European Commission to strike a deal on a new treaty cementing ties with Switzerland’s biggest trading partner.

“We have no time pressure,” the pro-Europe minister who is stepping down at year’s end told the Finanz und Wirtschaft paper in an interview published on Thursday when asked about the Oct. 15 date Brussels has set for an accord.

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