The news of a deal between the 5 major EU governments and the US regarding FATCA came as a major shock to many, including myself, last week. I have now come across news that the EU, now bolstered by the US drive to implement FATCA, has on its agenda to really join US pressure and try to “break Switzerland” as I like to say. On the forums I have also come across posts which have implied that Russia and China are probably not going to resist FATCA either. See everything below.
European Deal could double the pressure on Switzerland with the EU joining the US in violating Swiss sovereignty:
European Fatca deal “threat to Swiss secrecy”