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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

Zur Verbesserung des Vollzugs der Flankierenden Massnahmen (FlaM) hatte der Vorsteher des Eidg. Departements für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF, Bundesrat Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, im Jahr 2012 verschiedene Massnahmen in die Wege geleitet. Zu diesen Massnahmen gehören regionale Schulungsveranstaltungen, in denen den Vollzugsorganen standardisierte Vorgaben („Musterprozess“) zum Ablauf von Arbeitsmarktkontrollen vermittelt werden. Bundesrat Johann N. Schneider-Ammann sowie die Tessiner Regierungsrätin Laura Sadis werden die Veranstaltung im Tessin besuchen.

(FSO) - According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), average labour costs in Switzerland in 2012 amounted to CHF 61.30 per hour worked for the secondary and tertiary sectors taken together. Labour costs vary considerably from one branch to another and according to the size of the enterprise.

From 27 to 29 September the two parties to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), convened in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the normalisation process and the implementation of a number of mechanisms envisaged in the peace agreement. Having accepted the invitation of both parties to chair the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission, Switzerland will be fully involved in the normalisation process through the Special Envoy, Ms Mô Bleeker, who will serve as Commission Chair.

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.