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Federal Administration (directory of the federal departments and offices)

FCh Federal Chancellery
FDFA Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
FDHA Federal Department of Home Affairs
FDJP Federal Department of Justice and Police
DDPS Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport
FDF Federal Department of Finance
EAER Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
DETEC Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications



Press releases

In view of the situation in Ukraine, and following decisions taken by the EU, the Federal Council today decided to extend its measures to prevent the circumvention of international sanctions. It added the measures decreed by the EU last December following non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol to the ordinance on international sanctions of 27 August 2014. The Federal Council also added to Annex 3 of the ordinance the names of 28 further persons and entities who have had financial and travel restrictions imposed on them in the EU. The amended ordinance with supplemented annexes comes into effect at 6 pm today.

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Professor Lino Guzzella, and the President of EPFL, Professor Patrick Aebischer, at its meeting of 4/5 March 2015 the ETH Board appointed a total of 14 individuals as professors, took note of the resignation of eight professors and thanked them for their services, and awarded the title of professor to four individuals.

Today, the Federal Council submitted its dispatch to parliament on the design and support to be given to the new Swiss Innovation Park. Acting in subsidiary fashion, it wishes to take two measures in support of this generation project: a limited-term framework credit of CHF 350 million to be used as collateral and a landmark decision on the awarding of construction rights for federally-owned land. The Innovation Park should help to maintain Switzerland’s leading role as a nation of innovators and reinforce its competitive position.