EU parliament demands greater transparency

The European parliament has agreed a report on Switzerland’s integration into the European market.

This content was published on September 7, 2010 - 18:29

At the same time, parliamentarians called for a speedier conclusion of bilateral treaties and solutions to institutional issues in addition to greater transparency in the work of commissions.

The report, passed on Tuesday by a large majority, is not legally binding and will now be passed to the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Switzerland acknowledged the vote but did not want to comment on it, said Daniel Klingele, spokesman for the Swiss mission to the EU in Brussels.

Switzerland is not a member of the EU but it has concluded 20 major bilateral agreements with the 27-nation bloc. There are also about 100 secondary bilateral accords between Bern and Brussels.

Negotiations are underway for a bilateral treaty aimed at regulating access to cross-border electricity and a free trade accord on agriculture. and agencies

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