As the inadequacies of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) make themselves clear through declining volumes of trade, it is worth asking whether other neighbouring countries’ relationships with the EU provide examples for the UK. In this explainer, we look at the EU’s relationship with Switzerland, how it has effectively reached an impasse, and how its evolution could affect the UK.

Read our explainer 'The EU and Switzerland' here.

Martin Smith


Martin Smith is a management consultant working on strategy, growth, and pricing issues for leading companies. He has been active in Centre-Right politics in the UK and Europe since he was a student.