Switzerland and EU to intensify immigration negotiations

July 16, 2016 12:20 PM

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Switzerland and EU to intensify immigration negotiations

ZURICH Negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union on immigration restrictions will be stepped up in the next few weeks, the Swiss government said on Saturday, with a high-level meeting planned for September.

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Sept. 19 to seek a solution to an issue that has dominated relations between the two sides since Switzerland voted to limit immigration in 2014.

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