Commitment to peace

The Federal Council plans to support Ukraine’s recovery with CHF 5 billion before 2036. Also, Switzerland will host a high-level Ukraine peace conference at the Bürgenstock resort above Lake Lucerne in June 2024.

Banking regulations

Too big to fail: new measures

A comprehensive review of the Credit Suisse crisis has revealed that the existing too-big-to-fail regime must be developed further and strengthened. The Federal Council proposes a broad package of measures.

European Union

EU: Negotiating mandate

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

Hamas ban

Hamas ban: draft law

In response to the terrorist attacks of 7 October 2023, the Swiss government has sent a draft of the federal act banning Hamas for consultation. The law will strengthen internal security and prevent the financing of terrorism via Switzerland. 

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.