ZURICH (Reuters) – The Swiss government is demanding clarifications from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty, it said on Friday, risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade.
The response came as the government reported back from consultations it has been conducting with local Swiss authorities, business groups and labor unions on a new treaty to govern relations between Bern and Brussels.
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“At its meeting of June 7 it approved the report on the consultations on the institutional agreement between Switzerland and the European Union and decided to demand clarifications,” the Swiss cabinet said in a statement.
Provisions related to wage and worker protection, state subsidies and citizens’ rights still need to be clarified, the cabinet statement said.
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