TEPSA Debate: “Swiss-EU Relations and Euroscepticism”

Relations between the EU and Switzerland are in limbo, caught between Euroscepticism and pragmatism. Swiss disagreement on the signing of the Institutional Agreement blocks the way forward. At the same time, there is no majority in favour of a rollback of bilateralism. What explains the stalemate and how could it be overcome?

TEPSA, in cooperation with the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) from ETH Zürich, organised an online discussion on EU-Swiss relations and Euroscepticism.

The event took place via Zoom on Tuesday 19 May from 11:00 to 12:30 and featured presentations by the following experts:

Frank Schimmelfennig, Professor of European Politics, ETH Zürich
Stefanie Walter, Director Center of Comparative and International Studies of the University and ETH Zürich
Christa Markwalder, National Councillor, FDP. The Liberals
Paul Schmidt, Secretary General, Austrian Society for European Politics
Moderator: Niklaus Nuspliger, former EU correspondent to NZZ