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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

The ETH Board has defined the principles of the preparatory procedure for appointing a new President for the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and has initiated the appointment process. The ETH Board has also decided upon the allocation of funding to the institutions for 2016. The Board is concerned that further cutbacks for the ETH Domain are under consideration. A steady flow of basic funding for education and research is vital, and constitutes a critical success factor for competitiveness and innovation in Switzerland.

(FSO) - The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.3% in February 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 97.9 points (December 2010=100). Compared to the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -0.8%, compared with annualised rates of -0.5% in January 2015 and of -0.1% in February 2014.

Das KMU-Portal des SECO ist mit über 1.4 Millionen Besuchern 2014 eine stark frequentierte Webseite für Unternehmen. Nebst den bisher angebotenen Online-Dienstleistungen der Bundesverwaltung, stehen neu auch die der Kantone zur Verfügung.