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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



Press releases

On 25 August 2014 in Tallinn, Switzerland and Estonia signed a protocol to amend the double taxation agreement in the area of taxes on income and capital. It contains provisions on the exchange of information upon request in accordance with the currently applicable international standard. The new DTA will contribute to the further positive development of bilateral economic relations.

In 2013, Swiss Post Ltd guaranteed the population the possibility of opening and managing an account for payment transactions and for making transfers, deposits and withdrawals. It offered services for payment transactions in accordance with the legal requirements and met the obligation of the Federal Council in relation to accessibility. This finding results from an examination of the annual report on the fulfilment of the universal service obligation regarding payment which Swiss Post Ltd submitted for the first time to the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), which has been responsible for surveillance in this area since the entry into force of the new postal legislation.

(FSO) - According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the quarterly indicators of the employment barometer show employment growth of 0.7% in the 2nd quarter 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. While the job increase in the secondary sector (+0.7%) was slightly reinforced, in the tertiary sector (also +0.7%) it slowed down somewhat. The number of vacancies (+3.3%), the employment outlook indicator (+0.8%) and difficulty in recruiting personnel (+1.9%) increased compared with the same quarter of the previous year.