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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

Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard today held talks in London with Edward Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. The two ministers discussed the national energy strategies of both countries, as well as negotiations on a globally binding climate protection treaty. The head of DETEC also spoke to a number of other senior British government representatives about current transport and environment policy issues.

Switzerland is committed to ensuring the success of the upcoming elections in Tunisia. Switzerland is a major stakeholder with a wide variety of programmes in Tunisia and is providing significant assistance to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which is supporting the elections on behalf of the international community. In addition, Switzerland is promoting dialogue between the different parties and is sending election observers.

On Tuesday 28 October 2014, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, is to take part in a conference in Berlin on the Syrian refugee situation, where he will also meet with Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Two days later, he is scheduled to hold official talks in Paris with the President of France, François Hollande.

Find here the preliminary official results.
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.