Schengen in the cross-hairs ... again.

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Buoyed by the success at the polls with their Ausschaffungsinitiative (deportation initiative) in November 2010, the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) has voted on its 2011-2015 political programme. During an open-air conference in Canton Vaud, party faithful approved over 40 motions, including a withdrawal from the Schengen border agreement with the European Union.

Despite over 54 per cent of Swiss voters accepting the Schengen treaty as part of the Bilateral II agreements during a June 2005 referendum, the SVP would like to see...

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