Bern (AP) – The Swiss decide today whether immigration must be curbed dramatically. If the controversial popular initiative will be accepted, the annual net migration would have to be limited by law to 0.2 percent of the population. That would be less than 17,000 immigrants – so far there are about 100 000. Government, Parliament and industry warned of a skills shortage. The Switzerland would have if adopted, contracts relating to persons with the EU break. The vote thus applies as a vote on the relationship with the EU.
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