Switzerland Vote to Limit Foreign Workers Captures Growing European Fears About Immigration

from washingtonpost.com: A tightly contested vote in Switzerland to limit workers from European Union countries brought threats of retaliation Monday from leaders across the continent. The vote also stoked fears that Swiss citizens were reflecting the zeitgeist across Europe, where right-wing populists increasingly are seizing the spotlight with an anti-immigration political agenda. Amid claims of an idyllic Swiss lifestyle being trampled by hordes of foreign newcomers, voters narrowly passed a referendum Sunday to curb Switzerland’s open-borders treaty with the 28-nation E.U. bloc.

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