Air passenger data

Passenger Name Records Act

The Swiss government wants to counter terror and other serious crimes via a new law requiring airlines to share passenger data with international authorities. The data includes surname, first name, contact details, itinerary, payment details and other information.

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.


Commitment to peace

Switzerland will host a high-level Ukraine peace conference at the Bürgenstock resort above Lake Lucerne from 15-16 June.

On 8 May, the Federal Council took note of a package of measures to help integrate more Ukrainian refugees into the Swiss workforce.

European Union

EU: Negotiating mandate

The Federal Council signed off on a mandate to launch new negotiations with the European Union. These began in mid-March 2024.

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.