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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

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.

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).

Anlässlich des Arbeitsbesuchs von Bundespräsident Didier Burkhalter heute Donnerstag in Paris hat der französische Staatspräsident François Hollande die Einladung des Bundesrates angenommen, der Schweiz einen Staatbesuch abzustatten. Der Besuch wird 2015 stattfinden. Die beiden Präsidenten haben in ihren Gesprächen die Situation des Flughafens Basel-Mulhouse erörtert. Sowohl Didier Burkhalter als auch François Hollande haben die Bedeutung des binationalen Charakters des Flughafens für die gesamte Region betont.

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.