Middle East

Federal Council calls for law to ban Hamas

In response to the brutal terrorist attacks of 7 October, the Federal Council has proposed a federal act banning Hamas in Switzerland. The law will strengthen internal security and prevent the financing of terrorism via Switzerland. 

European Union

EU: Negotiating mandate

Exploratory talks with the European Union have concluded. Based on the results and internal work, Switzerland will draft a negotiating mandate for shaping its future relationship with the 27-nation bloc.


Ukraine war: Federal Council extends protection status S

Because of the ongoing instability in Ukraine, the Swiss government has extended the validity of the protection status S visas issued to people fleeing the war.

Welcome to the official website of the Swiss government

On our English website, you will find a selection of information on the Swiss government and its administration. For more information, please choose GermanFrench or Italian.

The Federal Council: a video guide


No mobiles, no internet – and up to 100 items of business. Here’s what happens at the weekly Federal Council meetings. 

Social media


Federal Council Spokesman André Simonazzi posts here:

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Press conferences