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Switzerland walks away from EU takeover deal

Switzerland walks away from EU takeover deal
The Duran: Episode 990

Switzerland ends 7 years of treaty negotiations with EU over disagreements on ‘key aspects’

Switzerland ends 7 years of treaty negotiations with EU over disagreements on ‘key aspects’

The Swiss government has said it will abandon seven years of negotiations for a framework agreement with the EU, arguing Brussels had not met its conditions for the deal, which would have simplified relations between the pair.

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Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
June 2, 2021

And good for Switzerland!!! Ever since I started living in Europe, didn’t take me long to realize that the EU is more like a ‘straight jacket’, a bureaucracy that has taken away too much sovereignty from member sates…and Switzerland is not about to put up with this. Brussels believes it can impose it’s will on anyone…Wrong! But somehow an agreement will be reached. As Luxembourg’s FM stated: the EU needs Switzerland and Switzerland needs the EU. But not at any price.

O'Hara
O'Hara
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb
June 2, 2021

Christoforo believes that Brexit has been good for the UK, it has not. It is a disaster. He is too anti EU. Good or not so good, we Europeans need Europe together, with and including the UK. ps Scotland is eager to get back in.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  O'Hara
June 3, 2021

The EU is a Franco/German project,the UK should never of been in,the UK had little influence whilst there.The EU is full of unelected officials,I mean NO citizens of Europe voted for that Ursula woman,who by the way didn’t exactly shine in last job,as for Brexit being a desaster ,well there has been No mass exodus of finance or corporations,new deals have been signed by countries like Japan,you see foreign investors like the UK because it has strong laws and is probably the world’s most stable nation,and the business world is still very Anglo Saxon in how it is conducted, despite… Read more »

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Subcontractors R US
Subcontractors R US
Reply to  Ozymandias
June 3, 2021

UK’s a spoiler in pretty much everywhere it sticks its nose in, so I’d have to agree with you. They perform pretty much for the US how the Gurkhas performed for GB.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  Subcontractors R US
June 3, 2021

Well,my good fellow,at least the UK shows there is life after empire,since the American empire is nearing to a close,there was some lament after it’s loss, but now people basically just get on with life,it is painful but America will have to learn to do the same in the coming years

Digby
Digby
Reply to  Subcontractors R US
June 3, 2021

I had the same notion as well. A year ago Consortium News did an article talking about how Britain’s entry into the EEC in 1973 led to the EU being what it is today (e.g. during the 1990s Britain refused German reunification at first and relented on the condition that Germany replace its mark currency with the euro), “leaving Europe in a mess” as the article’s title implies. It’s probably not ironic that Charles de Gaulle was opposed to Britain’s entry on the grounds that Britain would be an American Trojan horse into European affairs.

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Luka-The-K9
Reply to  Digby
June 3, 2021

The EU was hijacked by pecuniary driven villains, sexual

deviants and self serving “civil” servants.

Now this cadre comes from many different places to “harvest”

the common people.

The EU Brussels-NATO alliance is a global liability to

humanity.

They have broken every rule established post WW2, at

the Nuremberg war trials. viz. “UN Charter on Human

Rights”

The current “Rona Scam” is the latest criminal global

control tool.

They make up the “law” day to day to suit their salaries.

Join “UK Column” for £3 per month and learn more.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Ozymandias
June 3, 2021

The EU is not a Franco/German project, it is a US empire project. And, btw, free higher education is not considered “free stuff” in most civilized nations which believe that educating the next generation is the wisest investment a nation can make for its own benefit. The fact that the neoliberal US has reserved higher education only for the wealthy elite which can afford the outrageous cost has had the disastrous results we now see in a nation no longer able to compete globally and we have nothing but ignorant idiots in positions of power.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
June 5, 2021

The EU is a Franco/German project,it was from it’s inception,Charles de Gaul wanted a Europe free of any Anglo Saxon influence or input,by either the UK or the then newly risen hegemon the USA.The Free stuff Scotland gets is part of the Barnet formula,where certain monies are directed to Scotland,the Scottish separatists are rather delusional and revisionists,Scotland was at the heart of British imperium,the Scottish enlightenment led to the creation of modern commerce and the rise of The City of London,the delusion has led to some Scots wanting to rejoin the EU,to join the EU would demand dramatic cuts in… Read more »

Solutions R US
Solutions R US
Reply to  O'Hara
June 3, 2021

Why not just hand the whole business over to Washington and enjoy a good retirement and pension? Europe is much like NS2, 95% there already.

FranBrown
FranBrown
Reply to  O'Hara
June 3, 2021

You say. Brexit has been bad for the U.K., but really, has it had a chance to do very much? I would not mind betting that the “pandemic” was started deliberately when Brexit negotiations were almost complete, to throw a spanner in the works and make things troublesome for Britain. Strange how the virus coincided almost at the beginning of the official date, January 31st 2020. America did not want the U.K. to leave the EU, even Trump dickered over doing a trade deal with us, despite several other countries intimating that they would negotiate some trading arrangements. Biden has… Read more »

JerryBear
JerryBear
Reply to  O'Hara
June 4, 2021

How anyone can judge the success or failure of Brexit after such a short period of time, and in the midst of neo-liberalism waging a tyrannical war against its own people, both here and on the continent, is astonishingly short-sighted.

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
June 2, 2021
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It reminds me somewhat of the dubious + dodgy EU – Ukraine ‘aggreement’ the Ukraine backed-out, the result was a ‘Coup D’éta’. Is this what Switzerland is heading as well? Just a thought!

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Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Brokenspine66
June 2, 2021

they might try a Coup D’eta, but the Swiss will react quite differently from the way the Ukraine reacted. The Swiss will stand up to Nuland and her ilk. The Swiss have been proudly independent for too long for that. And besides, all those behind US coups have their illegally begotten monies stashed away safely in Swiss banks. The know it, and the Swiss banks know it, too. And the Swiss know which names go along with which numbered bank accounts.

DLK
DLK
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
June 3, 2021

Christal clear said. However, ones the cash money is flashed in the toilet, things perhaps may change in Switzerland too.

History on Parade
History on Parade
Reply to  Brokenspine66
June 3, 2021

Let’s try for a bit more accuracy: an American coup d’etat, almost a carbon copy of the 1953 Iranian coup.

Indeed
Indeed
June 3, 2021

I guess the EU demanded too much of a cut of fugitive oligarch loot. Besides, Switzerland argued it’s getting tougher every year competing with the UK on that issue.

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Indeed
June 3, 2021

Right. That proverbial place for safekeeping ill-gotten cash in “unnamed bank accounts”. The last refuge of assorted worldly scoundrels.

Although, recently, in some “select” (!) cases, the FBI managed to force the Swiss authorities to disclose the accounts ownership. Gee … isn’t there any place anymore to hide ?…

🙂

TravelAbout
TravelAbout
Reply to  Bob
June 4, 2021

Being a crook is definitely getting more taxing these days!

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  TravelAbout
June 4, 2021

I’d have no way of knowing, but I had the impression that it’s getting easier every day. These days only crooks are getting promoted, and the Biggest Crooks end up in high places lording it over us.

gte
gte
June 3, 2021

Brussels needed a cash cow particularly after Brexit, but the Swiss are too smart for the most incompetent Ursula and her team, so they abandoned the talks. Well done Switzerland.

DLK
DLK
June 3, 2021
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The RAT would walk away from such union (read: doom to failure US project), let alone Switzerland

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
June 3, 2021

You have to give it to the Swiss they have got a nice little racket going as a centre of world finance. And who can blame them. They do what’s good for them and what works for them. They are a sovereign state and not in the habit of kowtowing to anyone else. Good luck to them. Compare this to Europe. An American occupied zone without sovereignty or even democracy, constantly bickering and a currency – the euro – which only works for Germany and the northern bloc and leaves the eastern and southern periphery in a stagnating bloc. The… Read more »

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
June 3, 2021

The euro is a currency which was designed on the German Deutsche mark. Germany and the northern bloc, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg had roughly about the same levels of productivity. These meant that trade policy worked for this group. However the southern periphery was less productive than the northern bloc. This meant that the southern periphery could not adjust its costs and productivity to German levels. It therefore ran into trade deficits since its costs were higher than Germany’s. If these states had their own currencies the generally accepted method of rectifying trade deficits was devaluation. But the southern periphery was… Read more »

Carol
Carol
Reply to  Donald Duck
June 4, 2021

Couldn’t agree with you more Donald. Just look at the effect the Euro and the Olympic Games had on Greece, enhanced poverty and corruption.

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