Most immigrants to Switzerland come from Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy. The Swiss government’s limits expands caps on eight nations to the full 17-nation bloc of the Eurozone.
They’re aimed at controlling the influx of workers from poorer countries.
Switzerland — which is not an EU member — nonetheless signed an agreement in 1999 to allow EU residents the right to travel freely in the nation. But that agreement came with a “safeguard clause” for the Swiss government to opt out of the agreement if the country became overrun with too many workers, BBC reported.