Other files Switzerland-EU
Relations between Switzerland and the EU are developing continually. The two partners are working on a number of other files in addition to the current agreements.
Swiss enlargement contribution
Through its enlargement contribution Switzerland, has made a commitment to reducing the economic and social disparities in the enlarged EU as well as expressed its solidarity with its neighbours in the European Union.
Electricity / Energy
Switzerland and the European Union are planning to conclude an agreement on the transit of electricity. The main concern for both sides is the security of supply in a liberalised market environment.
Agriculture, food safety, product safety and public health
Since November 2008, Switzerland and the European Union have been conducting negotiations on opening up entirely their respective food production and processing sectors and on establishing closer cooperation in the areas of food and product safety and public health.
Satellite navigation (Galileo and EGNOS)
Switzerland and the EU are negotiating a contractual agreement that would provide for Switzerland's continued involvement in the global satellite navigation programmes (Galileo und EGNOS) of the EU.
An agreement is intended to regulate the linking of the Swiss emissions-trading system (ETS) with the ETS of the EU through the mutual recognition of emissions credits.
Switzerland is already participating in EU peace promotion missions. The modalities of this cooperation for future operations could be regulated in a framework agreement.
A new ordinance on safety in handling chemicals has been in force since 2007. A bilateral agreement will also safeguard Switzerland's environmental, public health and economic interests in this sector.
Switzerland and the EU are conducting since july 2012 a dialogue on the EU code of conduct concerning corporate taxation. The aim is to find a solution that preserves Switzerland's competiveness as a business location, takes the budgetary interests of the Confederation and the cantons into account, and is acceptable internationally.
European Asylum Support Office (EASO)
Switzerland is seeking observer status at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO).
"Institutional issues" concern the way relations between Switzerland and the EU are organised. Institutional procedures determine which body or institution is authorised - or not - to act in any given situation.