Swiss vote to limit foreign workers captures growing European fears about immigration

By Anthony Faiola, February 11, 2014

BERLIN — A tightly contested vote in Switzerland to limit workers from European Union countries brought threats of retaliation Monday from leaders across the continent.

The vote also stoked fears that Swiss citizens were reflecting the zeitgeist across Europe, where right-wing populists increasingly are seizing the spotlight with an anti-immigration political agenda.

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