Filter by
Select time frame

All news (88)

Object 1 – 12 of 88

From Lugano to London: Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis attends second Ukraine Recovery Conference

19.06.2023 — Press releases EDA
Switzerland is supporting reconstruction efforts in Ukraine through concrete measures for the people affected by the war. It also played a key role in the initiation of the Ukraine Recovery Conference, the first edition of which Switzerland co-organised in Lugano in July 2022. In his capacity as head of the FDFA, Mr Cassis will be taking part in a panel on mine action at this second conference, taking place in Lo ndon on 21 and 22 June 2023. As co-organiser of last year's Ukraine Recovery Conference, he will also give a speech at the closing plenary together with this and next year's organisers, collectively known as the 'troika'.

Switzerland and United Kingdom sign agreement on mutual recognition of professional qualifications

14.06.2023 — Press releases Europa
Meeting in London on 14 June 2023, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and British Secretary of State for Business and Trade Kemi Badenoch signed an agreement on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications. For Switzerland, this is the second such agreement signed with a partner outside the EU, the first one being the agreement signed with Quebec in 2022.

Switzerland and the UK launch negotiations

15.05.2023 — Press releases Europa
Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Kemi Badenoch, marked the beginning of negotiations on further developing the bilateral trade agreement. The first round of negotiations will take place in London in May.

President Berset to represent Switzerland at the coronation of Charles III

02.05.2023 — Press releases EDA
The President of the Confederation, Alain Berset, will attend the coronation celebrations of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in London. He will represent Switzerland at the ceremony, thus underlining the excellent relations with the UK. The reception by the King and Queen and other members of the Royal Family will be held at Buckingham Palace on Friday, prior to the coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May.

Federal Councillor Viola Amherd to sign a declaration of intent on security policy during London visit

20.04.2023 — Press releases Europa
Federal Councillor Viola Amherd will meet with her UK counterpart, Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, in London on 20 April. Talks are to focus on security in Europe and various ways that Switzerland and the UK can increase cooperation in this area. Ms Amherd, head of the DDPS, will also use the occasion to sign a declaration of intent to formalise the countries’ cooperation on security.

More than 800 000 Swiss nationals lived abroad at the end of 2022

06.04.2023 — Press releases Europa
In 2022, the population of Swiss citizens residing abroad exceeded the 800 000 mark. This number showed continued growth compared with 2021 (+1.5%), but also between 2002 and 2022 (+34%). Europe was still the preferred continent, although more and more Swiss citizens lived in parts of Asia. These are some of the results of the statistics on the Swiss abroad from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

#WeAreSwitzerland Tour of the UK – Glasgow

14.03.2023 — Local news United Kingdom
#WeAreSwitzerland is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK to highlight and build on the existing partnerships between Switzerland and the UK beyond the London bubble, as well as forging new ones across the fields of innovation, science, economy, politics and culture.

Object 1 – 12 of 88

Media (29)

Other news (59)