How things will go on for Switzerland

The framework agreement with the EU has failed. Is that a disaster or is it a liberation? The publicist Gerhard Schwarz speaks in “NZZ Standpunkte” about unforeseeable consequences, the bad image of Switzerland – and he says how things can go on despite the dispute.

The egg dance of federal councilors on the Brussels floor is over. After seven long years, Switzerland abruptly ended negotiations on a framework agreement with the EU. But that is where the domestic political debate really begins. Much is still unclear: What does plan B look like? And what is the price that Switzerland has to pay for the demolition?