NO IMMEDIATE CHANGES
In practical terms, the result of the referendum will neither bring any immediate changes to the way Swiss immigration applications are processed, nor does it affect existing Swiss work / residence permit holders.
Indeed, the impact of the result is largely unknown. Though the success of the referendum eventually foresees the reintroduction of annual quota limits for nationals of the EU and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) wishing to live and work in Switzerland, the Swiss Parliament will now have to draft and ratify new legislation on how to implement the initiative.
Switzerland will likely need many months to clarify how this initiative affects the bilateral agreements it has in place with the European Union, not to mention the many more months that Swiss lawmakers will require to agree on quota levels and how these will be allocated.
Though Swiss business leaders have reacted with concern to the 'yes' vote, the initiative should be implemented in a manner that supports the overall economic interests of Switzerland and therefore Swiss business.
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