Roger Köppel, the editor-in-chief of the Swiss quality weekly Die Weltwoche has written an excellent editorial about why Switzerland is succesful - and the EU not. Here is an excerpt:
Switzerland is a succesful country, because it is independent. Many business leaders overlook that. Our independence is an economic success factor. It is the foundation of a free, business friendly state under the rule of law, in which the citizens and not the politicians are in charge. Switzerland is doing better because it is not in the EU. The EU is the opposite of Switzerland, because in the EU the citizens have no say.
You could not say it better!