Swiss public finances from 2014 to 2016: Cantons and municipalities in the red

Bern, 29.02.2016 - For the second year in succession, the general government ended 2014 in negative territory. Like in recent years, only the social security funds managed to post a high surplus. The situation will probably ease a little in 2015, particularly as a result of the Confederation's surprisingly good results. In 2016, the economic weakness triggered by the appreciation of the franc is likely to be a burden particularly for the social security funds, whereas the climate for the cantons could brighten somewhat. Against the backdrop of this generally strained environment, a debt reduction cannot be expected for the public finances in the next few years. This is depicted in the latest financial statistics figures.

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