This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The Minister for Immigration (Mark Harper):
The government has decided to opt in to the Council Decisions to sign and conclude an agreement to extend the EU-Switzerland free movement agreement to Croatia.
The proposal seeks to amend the agreement to reflect the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union on 1 July 2013. The amendment is a natural step following accession and will extend the agreement to apply to nationals of Croatia in Switzerland, and to nationals of Switzerland in Croatia. The proposed amendment will not extend a right of free movement in the UK to persons who do not already enjoy such a right. Therefore, the proposed amendment will have no impact on the UK.