2019, election year in Switzerland – and the EU
The general election in Switzerland is not the only one to take place in 2019. Elections to the European Parliament, which take place every five years, are also taking place – sometime between 23 and 26 May, the exact date to be determined by each EU member state.
Even though Switzerland is not a member of the EU, the Confederation will be following the elections with great interest. The European Parliament, co-legislator of the EU, will play a decisive role in the development of the EU and the position it takes towards third countries such as Switzerland.