EU says it will assess ties with Switzerland after nation votes to back EU immigrant curbs

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Commission said it would assess its bilateral ties with Switzerland after the Alpine country voted on Sunday to limit immigration from the European Union, its biggest trading partner by far.

"The EU will examine the implications of this initiative on EU-Swiss relations as a whole," said a statement after Swiss results showed a narrow victory for a proposal pushed by right-wing populists.