Photographs and speeches of the Federal Council

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Official Federal Council photographs since 1993

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‘.

Speeches given by federal councillors

Federal councillors frequently attend events to deliver speeches. Here is a collection of speeches given by the heads of department.

Portraits of federal councillors since 1848

Over a hundred federal councillors have governed Switzerland over the years. Scroll through the portrait gallery of engravings, black and white and colour photos.

New Year’s addresses

On 1 January the president addresses the nation. Audio and video files since 1978.


 

The Federal Council chamber and the adjoining rooms

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.

National Day addresses

On 1 August the president addresses the nation. Audio and video files since 1978.


 

Last modification 14.03.2016

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