EU officials debate sanctions after Switzerland restricts immigration

A Swiss flag flies over the Swiss Embassy near a red traffic light on February 10, 2014 at Berlin, Germany. Swiss citizens voted with a narrow majority in favour of measures to curb immigration from countries including from the European Union in a move that will require Swiss officials to renegotiate up to seven bilateral treaties with the EU. The referendum was launched by the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP). Approximately one quarter of people living in Switzerland are foreigners.

The European Union is trying to figure out what to do with a non-member in their midst, after voters in Switzerland passed a referendum to puts limits on the number of foreigners who can live and work there.  The BBC's Imogen Foulks joined us from Geneva to tell us more.

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