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Switzerland Declines to Sign Croatia Free Movement Deal

Switzerland has refused to sign a proposed deal granting Croatians free access to the Swiss employment market. Both countries had agreed the deal last summer after Croatia joined the European Union. Switzerland said the accord could not be signed “in its current form”, after a recent referendum invalidated the Swiss-EU pact on freedom of movement. […]

Croatia has begun the countdown to its entry into the European Union as the bloc’s 28th member, with celebrations planned to mark the historic step despite worries over the parlous state of the economy. On Monday, the nation will become only the second former Yugoslav republic to join the bloc, after Slovenia. “July 1… opens […]

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