5.9. 380 Y 0609 (03): Updated statements made by Member States in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 of the Council, 14 June 1971, concerning the application of social security schemes to salaried workers and their families who move within the Community (OJ L 141 of 17.12.19999, p. 1). C 139, 9.6.1980, p. 1). committed to implementing the free movement of people between them on the basis of the rules in force in the European Community, 4. The rights covered by this section are guaranteed in accordance with the provisions of Schedules I, II and III. The quantitative limits in section 10 cannot be invoked with those referred to in this article. Switzerland participated in the negotiations of the EEA agreement with the EU and signed it on 2 May 1992 and applied for EU membership on 20 May 1992. In a Swiss referendum on 6 December 1992, membership of the EEA was rejected.
Subsequently, the Swiss government suspended EU accession negotiations until further notice. By ratifying the second round of bilateral agreements, the Federal Council in 2006 lowered the characterisation of Switzerland`s full adherence to a “strategic objective” to an “option”. Membership continued to be the government`s objective and a “long-term goal” of the Federal Council until 2016, when Switzerland`s request, which had been frozen, was withdrawn.   The request was adopted in June by the Council of States and then by the Bundesrat.    In a letter dated 27 July, the Federal Council informed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union that it was withdrawing its request.  2. No provision in this agreement can be construed as preventing the parties from distinguishing between subjects whose circumstances are not comparable, particularly with respect to their place of residence, when applying the relevant provisions of their tax legislation. (7) In Switzerland, health insurance covers accident and maternity coverage for people who do not choose to reside.
The passport must be valid at least for all contracting parties and for the countries through which the holder must travel when travelling between them. If the passport is the only document on which the holder can legally leave the country, its validity cannot be less than five years. Provisions on workers` stay On 21 June 1999, the European Union (EU) and Switzerland signed the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP). THE AFMP will remove restrictions on EU citizens who wish to live or work in Switzerland. The right to free movement is complemented by mutual recognition of professional qualifications, the right to acquire real estate and the coordination of social security systems. The same rules also apply to citizens of EFTA Member States. 397 R 118: Regulation (EC) No. 118/97 Council of 2 December 1996 (OJ L 397 of 31.12.1996, p. 1) amend and update Regulation (EEC) 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to salaried workers, non-salaried workers and their family members who move within the Community and Regulation (EEC) 574/72 relating to the Application procedure of the Regulation (EEC) No. 1408/71. (ii) workers, regardless of nationality, of service providers who, without prejudice to Article 1, are integrated into the normal labour market of one party and seconded to provide a service on the territory of another party.
Persons who have been employed in a Member State for less than one year may, at the end of their employment, stay there for up to six months in order to identify job offers corresponding to their professional qualifications and, if necessary, to take the necessary measures to find a job.