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“Mind the gap”: Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis receives British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in Bern

25.10.2018 — Press release DEA
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis met his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in Bern for bilateral talks. During a working breakfast, the two foreign ministers discussed, among other things, the status of the Brexit negotiations. They also discussed the Federal Council's 'Mind the gap' strategy, which aims to ensure that bilateral relations between Switzerland and the United Kingdom continue as smoothly as possible after the UK's departure from the EU.


Federal Council agrees next steps in Switzerland–UK relations

25.04.2018 — Press release DEA
The Federal Council wishes to ensure that the existing mutual rights and obligations between Switzerland and the UK will continue to apply after the UK leaves the EU. In view of the EU-UK transition period, the Federal Council has, at its meeting on 25 April 2018,adjusted its Mind the Gap Strategy adopted in October 2016 and introduced the next steps to be taken.



President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard receives President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker

The President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard meets the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker

23.11.2017 — Press release DEA
President Doris Leuthard met with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker today in Bern. Ms Leuthard, who was accompanied by Federal Councillors Alain Berset and Ignazio Cassis, and Mr Juncker reiterated the importance and diversity of bilateral relations between Switzerland and the European Union (EU). They drew a positive assessment of the progress made this year in several areas and agreed on the next steps. Ms Leuthard and Mr Juncker also reiterated their desire to develop the bilateral approach.


Official working visit of Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann in Brussels

03.11.2017 — Press release DEA

Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), is attending the annual meeting of the ministers of economic affairs and of finance of EFTA and the EU (ECOFIN) in Brussels on 7 November 2017. He is also meeting two Vice Presidents of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip and Jyrki Katainen.


Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann meets UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox

31.03.2017 — Press release DEA
On 31 March, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann met Liam Fox, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, for a working meeting on the future shape of bilateral economic relations following Brexit. The head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) also met with Andrea Leadsom, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


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