4. Any clause in a collective or individual agreement or other collective agreement relating to access to employment, employment, pay and other conditions of employment and dismissal is automatically annulled to the extent that it provides for or authorizes conditions that discriminate against foreign workers who are nationals of the contracting parties. 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and a “long-term goal” of the Federal Council until 2016, when Switzerland`s request, which had been frozen, was withdrawn.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.  On 22 December 2016, Switzerland and the EU reached an agreement under which a new Swiss law would require Swiss employers (in response to the referendum) to recruit job seekers (Swiss nationals or not registered in Swiss employment agencies) while observing the free movement of EU citizens to Switzerland so that they can work there.  Switzerland`s economic and trade relations with the EU are mainly governed by a series of bilateral agreements in which Switzerland has agreed to adopt certain aspects of EU legislation in exchange for access to part of the EU internal market.
1. Without prejudice to other specific agreements between the parties, including the provision of services (including the public procurement agreement, to the extent that it includes the provision of services), persons who provide services, including the Schedule I undertaking, have the right to provide a service on the territory of the other party for up to 90 days of effective work in a calendar year. Switzerland states that in the seventh year of its implementation it will make a decision on the renewal of the agreement on the basis of the internal procedures in force. In 2009, the Swiss voted in favour of extending the free movement of people to Bulgaria and Romania from 59.6% to 40.4%.  While the 2004/38/EC European Directive on the right of free movement and residence does not apply directly to Switzerland, the bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the EU on the free movement of persons has the same rights for both Swiss citizens and eee and their family members.  1. Notwithstanding Articles 20 and 21, this agreement does not affect the agreements that bind Switzerland, on the one hand, and one or more Member States of the European Community, such as the agreements. B relating to individuals, economic operators, cross-border cooperation or local border traffic, as long as they are compatible with this agreement. Two of them. If, after a period of uninterrupted insurance of at least five years of insurance, a person is no longer insured in the Swiss old age, survival and disability insurance, he or she still has the right to be insured with the employer`s consent if he or she works in a country where this contract does not apply to an employer in Switzerland and if he applies for it within six months of the date on which he or she ceases to pay.