Intergovernmental relations

Bilateral country relations

Switzerland maintains bilateral relations with the individual member states of the EU and EFTA as well as with the other European states such as Vatican City.

Swiss contribution to selected EU member states

With the Swiss contribution Switzerland is investing in Europe’s security, stability and prosperity. Switzerland strengthens and deepens its bilateral relations with its partner countries and EU as a whole.


The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) promotes free trade and economic integration between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.