The Swiss parliament has voted to officially withdraw its 1992 application to join the European Union
The country’s National Council backed a symbolic motion to retract the country’s 24-year-old bid to join what was then the European Economic Community (EEC).
The vote, on Wednesday, comes a week before Britain’s referendum when they decide on whether to leave or remain in the EU.
Twenty-seven members of the upper house, the Council of States, voted to cancel Switzerland’s longstanding EU application, versus just 13 senators against. Two abstained.
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