Photographs and speeches of the Federal Council
Every year a photo is published of the government with the seven federal councillors and the chancellor. The president has the opportunity to act as ‘artistic director‘.
Federal councillors frequently attend events to deliver speeches. Here is a collection of speeches given by the heads of department.
Over a hundred federal councillors have governed Switzerland over the years. Scroll through the portrait gallery of engravings, black and white and colour photos.
On 1 January the president addresses the nation. Audio and video files since 1978.
The Swiss government gathers almost every week for a cabinet meeting lasting several hours. Take a look inside the Federal Council chamber and the adjoining rooms.
On 1 August the president addresses the nation. Audio and video files since 1978.