On 18 January 2020 Christa Tobler took part in a fireside talk on the above-mentioned topic, together with European Parliamentarian Andreas Schwab, Swiss Parliamentarian Eric Nussbaumer and German Ambassador to Switzerland Riedel.
The EU would like to conclude an agreement with Switzerland with new institutional rules for important sectoral agreements between the parties. A draft text has been available since the end of 2018 but has not yet been signed. In Switzerland, the government now wants to wait for the vote on a popular initiative to abolish the free movement of persons. The fireside talk on this topic was part of a political event organised by the Swiss think tank foraus in the mountain village of Braunwald, which included a fun ski race.