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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

(FSO) - The gross domestic product (GDP) at the previous year's prices increased in all cantons across Switzerland between 2011 and 2012. Growth was between 0.2% and 2.1% with the exception of the canton of Zug which stood out for its particularly high dynamism (+5.6%). This can be explained by the rise observed in services, particularly in financial services. These results are taken from the latest estimates of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

Today in Athens, State Secretary Jacques de Watteville and the Greek Minister of State Nikos Pappas resumed the discussions on unresolved tax issues which had been suspended a year ago. Switzerland and Greece wish to strengthen cooperation to combat tax crime. Within this framework, both sides discussed particularly the preparation of the planned automatic exchange of information from 2017/2018.

President Simonetta Sommaruga today received the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev, on an official visit to Bern. President Atambaev then held talks with Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, where discussions covered bilateral relations, the democratic process in the Kyrgyz Republic, development cooperation and cooperation in international organisations.