http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26108597 The citizens of Switzerland have voted to reverse an agreement with the EU which allowed for the free movement of citizens between each other. The implications remain to be seen - but can the EU allow a non-member to pick and choose the elements of interaction it likes (free movement of goods and services) and to deny the elements it does not like (free movement of people)? How this plays out has implications within the EU too - if concessions were given to a non-member on aspects of policy that are seen as key would some members expect the same concessions? France, Germany and Spain have already responded negatively - perhaps more concerned with the implications for current members than for Switzerland. Personally: If Switzerland wants to go it alone let them. They should not get the benefits without the (perceived) costs.