Switzerland and the European Union – The implications of the institutional framework and the right of free movement for the mutual recognition of professional qualifications


Günthardt, Joel

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This study analyses the sectoral agreements for the mutual recognition of professional qualifications between Switzerland and the EU, looking particularly at selected health and legal professions. This research not only examines the applicable secondary law but also examines whether primary law applies in this context between Switzerland and the EU. For this purpose, it discusses the case law of the Swiss courts, the Court of Justice and the EFTA Court.
To complete this analysis, the institutional mechanism which is inherently linked to this topic is discussed because future relations between Switzerland and theEU, as reflected in the Draft Institutional Framework Agreement, could have a large impact on the interpretation of the agreement on the free movement of persons (AFMP), which refers to EU legislation on professional recognition.
This research is valuable for any lawyer or academic interested in the recent case law for the AFMP and for the recognition of professional qualifications.