As we know, that now each country is facing with different kind of issues, one of the main problem in several countries is migration. For some countries probably is good, but for others it’s disaster. As from latest new, one country has showed dissatisfaction with migration, because it influence negative their economy. This country is Switzerland, whose government has decided to reintroduce quantitative restrictions for immigrants that are from Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia — the so-called “A8” nations which joined the EU in 2004 — may all be subject to a quota of 2,000 permits ( before that was 6,000 granted permits) starting in May when they apply for residency permits needed to work more than a year in Switzerland.
Against the rules?
On the one hand, EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton criticised the decision, saying the country’s agreement with the EU did not allow it to pick and choose specific countries to restrict migrant permits for. Also Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, is certaint that Switzerland’s decision would “discriminate” against eight EU member nations and in despite of Switzerland is the EU’s third largest trading partner, there are no clear legal or economic justifications for such a decision against eight EU member states
On the other hand, Swiss government says as many as 1.1 million EU citizens are living in Switzerland, which has a population of about 7.9 million. The country is not an EU member state. Relations between Switzerland and the EU are framed by a series of bilateral treaties
In my opinion, despite of I’m latvian, Swiss is NOT a country belonging to any EU or Schengen grouping. Switzerland has been known and proud to be independent and free. If there are too many foreigners, the swiss does have the freedom and should have the rights to impose these restrictions. Of course,I don’t agree with this quota number (from 2,000 to 6000 thousand) it could be more less. Anyway, Switzerland remains one of the most popular countries in the world and Europe zone for foreigners seeking a fortune and seeking a peaceful life. I am certain this action does not decreased that status, but infact reinforces its exclusivity.
Despite all that, it is a political decision, to simulate the operation. Swiss agreement with the EU states about quotas of workers to EU-8 countries may have restrictions only until May 31, 2014, after then they should cancel all restrictions anyway.