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25.07.2014   
Today in Nicosia, Switzerland and Cyprus signed a new agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (DTA) with respect to taxes on income and on capital. It is the first agreement of this kind to be signed between these two countries. The DTA will contribute to the positive development of bilateral economic relations.

23.07.2014   
The SDC is allocating CHF 500,000 to support Médecins Sans Frontières-Switzerland (MSF-Suisse) in its work to combat the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This further contribution to MSF-Suisse is in addition to the annual amount the SDC gives to it and also to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

22.07.2014   
"A future free from female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage" – this is the central goal of the Girl Summit 2014, which is co-hosted by the British government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in London on 22 July 2014. Ambassador Nicole Wyrsch, special envoy for human rights issues at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), is representing Switzerland at the summit.

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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.


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