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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) - According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 2.7% in February 2015 compared with February 2014 (in nominal terms -4.1%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 1.2% in February 2015 compared with January 2015 (in nominal terms -2.1%).

The second day of the state visit by President François Hollande was influenced by the themes of sustainable development, dual-track vocational education and training, economic cooperation between Switzerland and France and cultural exchanges. President Simonetta Sommaruga and her guest travelled to the district of Affoltern before moving on to Zurich and Lausanne.

Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf as Head of the Swiss delegation, Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann and Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, will attend the joint Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Washington D.C. from 17 to 18 April 2015. Important topics will be the global economic situation and development financing, as well as the consequences of low oil prices for both developing countries and advanced economies.