HUGE EU BLOW: Switzerland’s biggest political party unveils plans to leave Schengen | World | News | Daily Express

SWITZERLAND’S biggest political party has announced plans to try and curb the flow of people into the country by quitting the Schengen Zone.

The right-wing People’s Party (SVP) has unveiled new proposals to try and halt the free movement of people around the European Union.

Vice President Christoph Blocher made the shock statement after a parliamentary panel rejected the government’s threat to impose quotas on the number of foreigners entering the country next year.

Instead, they opted for a compromise based around hiring workers with a preference towards local people.

Mr Bolcher said: “If we see that the law to implement (a 2014 referendum to curb immigration) does not massively reduce immigration, the SVP will launch an initiative to end the free movement of people.”

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