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Switzerland imposes immigrant quotas on Latvia

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The Swiss government is re-imposing quantitative restrictions on residence permits granted annually to people from eight European Union member states. The countries are Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz regrets the Swiss decision, which discriminates eight EU member states, including Latvia, says Iveta Kelpe, head of the European Parliament Information Office in Latvia.

Schulz points out that the move goes against the spirit and letter of what Switzerland has already signed up to.

“EU nationals in Switzerland benefit the Swiss economy. Switzerland is the EU’s third largest trading partner, and there are no clear legal or economic justifications for such a decision against eight EU member states,” he says.

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  1. Laurent from Geneva says:

    Do not worry there wont be no quotas for rich peoples who want to escape tax burden in thier countries [ France for example] Swiss is the trash bin of Europe.

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  2. Luigi de Locarno says:

    How right you are .My country sometimes make me ashamed.

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