Swiss to extend free movement of workers to Croatia: newswire

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 3:48 AM

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland and the European Union will sign on Friday an accord extending the free movement of workers to Croatia, Swiss newswire SDA reported on Friday, citing a government spokesman.

The justice ministry was not immediately available to comment on the report.

The agreement would come as Swiss lawmakers are at odds with Brussels over how to implement a binding Swiss referendum in favor of immigration quotas that would violate a bilateral pact guaranteeing freedom of movement for all EU citizens.

Later on Friday, Switzerland is expected to detail its own plans for limiting the flow of migrants from the European Union if it cannot reach agreement with Brussels on the issue before a February 2017 deadline.

(Reporting by Joshua Franklin, Editing by Michael Shields)