Published on January 8th, 2014 | by Alexandra LACROIX | Credit: Keystone0
Swiss Businesses Against More Restrictions on Immigration
Swiss business groups rallied together on Monday (6 January) to urge voters to reject a proposal drafted by right-wing populists that would re-impose quotas on immigrants for European Union citizens. The businesses countries warned that the law would increase a shortage of skilled workers and hinder their competitiveness. A referendum will be held on 9 February to decide whether to pass the SPV “Stop Mass Immigration” proposal which aims to set annual quotas on permits granted to foreigners in Switzerland.