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Switzerland and the EU : The Failure of the Institutional Agreement from a Legal Perspective

ContributorsKaddous, Christine
Published inSwitzerland and the EU : a Challenging Relationship, Editors Maresceau, Marc ; Tobler, Christa, p. 310-336
PublisherLeiden : Brill Nijhoff
  • Studies in EU External Relations; 20
Publication date2023

The present chapter discusses the failure of the Institutional Agreement from a legal perspective. It compares the current system of the bilateral agreements and the Institutional Agreement on the institutional issues. It focuses on the mechanisms foreseen with regard to the developments in EU law, legal interpretation, surveillance of the application of the agreements, the dispute settlement between the contracting parties as well as the termination clauses. The chapter also explores the consequences of the non-signature of the Institutional Agreement: the meaning of the “status quo” situation (application of the current version of the bilateral agreements), the consequences related to the decisions and measures taken or to be taken by the EU after the non-signing of the Institutional Agreement by Switzerland (no update of existing market access agreements, no conclusion of future access market agreements, decisions impacting other fields of the bilateral relationship) and more generally the deterioration in the relationship between the partners. The chapter also examines the domestic measures envisaged by Switzerland to partially mitigate these negative effects.

  • Suisse
  • Union européenne
  • Accord institutionnel
  • Accords bilatéraux
  • Relations internationales
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KADDOUS, Christine. Switzerland and the EU : The Failure of the Institutional Agreement from a Legal Perspective. In: Switzerland and the EU : a Challenging Relationship. Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2023. p. 310–336. (Studies in EU External Relations) doi: 10.1163/9789004529984_013
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