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The Federal Authorities

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

Switzerland has reinforced its commitment to climate protection in developing countries as part of international cooperation. The Federal Council today decided to contribute USD 100 million to the initial capitalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The first meeting of the Swiss-Australian joint committee for cooperation in the area of science, research and innovation was held in Canberra yesterday. At this meeting, the umbrella organisations representing the interests of Swiss and Australian universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at encouraging the exchange of researchers working on joint research projects.

In the future, anyone resident in Switzerland whose earned income is taxed at source should have the option of a subsequent ordinary tax assessment. This option should also be available to people taxed at source who are not resident in Switzerland but earn a major part of their global income in Switzerland. Differences between the tax treatment of individuals taxed at source and those subject to ordinary taxation can be eliminated in this way. Today, the Federal Council took note of the report on the results of the consultation procedure and adopted the dispatch for a corresponding legislative amendment.

Federal vote of the 30. November 2014

Next Sunday you will find here the preliminary official results of the 30.11.2014.
Switzerland is supporting international efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic and is providing humani-tarian aid in West Africa. It is also ready to treat Ebola cases at home.
The acceptance of the mass immigration initiative by the electorate and cantons on 9 February means the Federal Council is now charged with introducing a new immigration system within three years. The Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons must be renegotiated and adapted to Switzerland's new immigration system. At the same time, the government must hold talks with the European Union regarding existing and potential bilateral negotiations.