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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Switzerland and the European Economic and Monetary Integration Process


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  • Vallet, Guillaume

    (Université Pierre Mendès-France de Grenoble)

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    The case of Switzerland appears to be unique with regard to the European Economic and Monetary Integration Process which began in 1957: even though the country has cultivated close ties and growing links with the European Union (EU) over time, it does not desire full membership. If this situation of “non-adhesive integration” seems to be beneficial for Switzerland in many respects, it also presents some constraints. Such a position leads to a national dilemma for Switzerland with regard to the EU: should I stay or should I go? Thus we shall examine in this article the particularities, the advantages, and the constraints of the Swiss stance.

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    Article provided by Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University in its journal Journal of Economic Integration.

    Volume (Year): 27 (2012)
    Issue (Month): ()
    Pages: 366-385

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:integr:0577

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    Keywords: Switzerland; European Union; Economic and Monetary Integration;

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