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27.03.2015   
(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).

26.03.2015   
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.

26.03.2015   
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.



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