Sunday, June 05, 2005

The enigmatic Swiss

In an ironic epilogue to a disastrous week for Europhiles the Swiss have approved a measure that will make them part of the Schengen and Dublin Accords, which means that they will scrap border controls by 2007. I am quite surprised that the Swiss, who became members of the UN only in 2002, and until recently had the St. Gothard tunnel stuffed with explosives in order to be able to blow it up in case of an invasion (from Italy?), have proven to be the most pro-European of people.
Additionally they voted to grant gay couples equal inheritance and tax rights. Good work for a country that granted women universal suffrage only in 1971. See here for comments.

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