Clever partners are waiting for Livia Leu

Despite the personnel rogue, the Federal Council hardly changes its strategy for the framework agreement.

The new chief diplomat in the foreign affairs department: State Secretary Livia Leu.

Marcel Bieri / Keystone

In the relay of the state secretaries who are running after a framework agreement with the EU, the baton has passed from Roberto Balzaretti to Livia Leu this week. She is already the fifth runner – but the baton is still the same. Because whether Balzaretti or Leu travels to Brussels: As has been the case for years, there are still arguments about wage protection, EU citizens ‘access to Swiss social services within the framework of the Union Citizens’ Directive, about state aid – and the question of the role of the European Court of Justice in the field of bilaterals.

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