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.”