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Swiss-American Briefing: Switzerland and the European Union: Balancing Sovereignty and Close Economic Ties

Switzerland is one of only a handful of European countries that are not members of the European Union. While the ties between Switzerland and the EU are strong, the future of the new framework treaty is uncertain.

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Swiss-American Briefing: How Innovation in Biotechnology Is Shaping the Future

Switzerland and the United States regularly receive highest rankings in global-innovation indices—whether for business, entrepreneurship, technology, science, or education. The explosion of innovation related to biotechnology offers yet more opportunities—and...

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Swiss-American Briefing: U.S.-Swiss Free Trade Agreement: It’s On the Horizon

Switzerland and the United States have enjoyed a long history of fruitful economic cooperation and cross-border investment. The two countries are key trading partners, and the U.S. is the No. 1 destination for Swiss investment, as well as one of the largest...

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Swiss-American Briefing: Apprenticeships and Vocational Education in Switzerland—and in the United States

In Switzerland, the apprenticeship system combines vocational training with a paid job. After choosing a trade, an apprentice will spend part of his or her week in the classroom (vocational training) and the other part learning about the trade through...

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