Ticino: Minister Gentiloni has telephone conversation with Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter

Today the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Paolo Gentiloni, had a telephone conversation with Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter. The Swiss minister confirmed that yesterday's referendum in the Canton of Ticino will not have immediate consequences on Italian cross-border workers and that the legislation on foreign workers is currently under the scrutiny of the National Parliament.

On his part, Minister Gentiloni emphasised that any discrimination against Italian cross-border workers would represent an impediment to the EU-Swiss agreement.

Italy is committed to favouring that said agreement be based on common economic interests and on the mutual recognition of the principle of the free movement of persons.

Source: Farnesina