Role modelling Brexit? Swiss newspapers show remarkable leeway in presenting Brexit as a ‘benchmark’ for Switzerland

In his EU3D-funded master’s thesis, Simon Zemp analyses how Swiss newspapers have referred to Brexit as a benchmark when evaluating the recent attempts of the Swiss government to (re-)negotiate its bilateral relations with the EU. The results show that Brexit references were important in the public debate about the Swiss EU relationship and were often referred to as a ‘role model’.

Future of Europe Blog, June 2022.

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Published June 23, 2022 1:27 PM - Last modified June 23, 2022 1:27 PM