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Originally Posted by stripes
The strong Swiss franc is adding to the problems of the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO), which is expecting a budget deficit of over a billion dollars in the next two years.
Earlier this year, the Swiss Federal Council invoked the safeguard clause contained in the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons in an attempt to address the increasing numbers of migrants.
Since 1 June, nationals of the EU-17 states are subject to quotas until the end of May 2014 and nationals of the EU-8 states will continue to be subject to quotas until the end of April 2014. The quotas differ for both country groups and only apply to long term (B) work permits. In addition, EU nationals will no longer be authorised to start working prior to having obtained their work permit, even if the quotas are not yet attained.
These rules therefore do not apply to EU nationals obtaining short term (L) permits and permits for cross-border commuters (G).
As citizens from the EU are not authorised to work until they obtain a B permit, this will increase the processing times for the overall authorisation process, and employers should take this into account when forecasting the assignment start date.
The EU-17 nations are the western and southern European countries of Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The EU-8 nations are Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.