European Union

Switzerland and the European Union

The Federal Council’s primary objective is to consolidate and further develop the bilateral path with the EU via a package of new and revised cooperation and market access agreements. At its meeting on 26 June 2024, the Federal Council took stock of the current negotiations.


Summit on Peace in Ukraine

15-16 June 2024: Switzerland welcomed nearly 100 delegations for the Summit on Peace in Ukraine.

The vast majority supported a joint communiqué on a peace framework.

Good offices

Switzerland's good offices

Hosting the Summit on Peace in Ukraine in Switzerland was the latest in a series of examples of Switzerland playing an instrumental role in fostering peace.

Through its good offices, Switzerland has accompanied over 30 peace processes in more than 20 countries in recent years.

Middle East

Humanitarian aid for Gaza

The Federal Council has earmarked CHF 10 million for emergency aid in Gaza via UNRWA, the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees. The decision is based on the report of a group of independent experts and talks with other donors.

Welcome to the official website of the Swiss government

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

Press releases


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Press conferences


Press conferences are generally held in German, French and/or Italian. All are published on our YouTube channel.

The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide


The Federal Council – a video guide


The pentalingual portal covers a wealth of topics about life in Switzerland, including work, migration, and the political system.