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31.10.2014   
At the end of March 2014, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) arrested three Iraqi citizens suspected of providing support to the criminal organisation known as the Islamic State (IS). They are thought to have been planning a terrorist attack in Europe.

31.10.2014   
Between 28 and 31 October 2014 around 110 members of Swiss Rescue and twelve of their dogs were put through their paces by an international assessment team near Geneva. Swiss Rescue proved itself to be equipped for any emergency, requalifying as one of the world's most professional search and rescue teams in the eyes of the UN International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG).

30.10.2014   
During President Didier Burkhalter’s working visit to Paris on Thursday, the French president, François Hollande, accepted the Federal Council’s invitation to pay a state visit to Switzerland. The visit will take place next year. During their discussions, the two presidents addressed the status of Basel-Mulhouse airport. Mr Burkhalter and Mr Hollande stressed the importance of the airport’s binational character for the region as a whole.

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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.


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