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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



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This coming Thursday Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard will travel to London where she will hold meetings with a number of senior members of the British government. The working visit is intended as an opportunity to exchange views on current energy, transport and environment policy issues.

At the invitation of the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo, directors of national geological surveys from 25 European countries are meeting in Wabern bei Bern. A workshop on the Wednesday is at the top of the agenda. Here the directors of the national surveys (EuroGeoSurveys) will meet up to participate in discussions and exchange experiences on the theme of “Living with geological risks”. The topics to be covered include not only natural hazards, but also man-made geological risks.

In der Sommersaison 2014 verzeichnet die Schweizer Tourismuswirtschaft voraussichtlich nur ein sehr leichtes Wachstum der Hotelübernachtungen von 0.2 Prozent. Für die anstehende Wintersaison (November 2014 bis April 2015) rechnet BAKBASEL mit einem Wachstum der Nachfrage nach Hotelübernachtungen von 2.0 Prozent gegenüber der Vorjahressaison. Auch die Aussichten für die Sommersaison 2015 sind sehr ansprechend (+2.3%). Im Tourismusjahr 2016 dürfte sich die Schweizer Tourismuswirtschaft auf dem langfristigen Wachstumspfad bewegen (1.2%).

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.