Press releases

Filter by
Select time frame

All news (1604)

Object 1 – 12 of 1604

Switzerland and New Zealand sign joint declaration on introduction of AEOI

02.12.2016 — Media release DEA
On 2 December 2016, Switzerland and New Zealand signed a joint declaration on the introduction of the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) in tax matters on a reciprocal basis. Both countries intend to start collecting data in accordance with the global AEOI standard in 2018 and to exchange it from 2019 onwards.


SERI News, December 16

02.12.2016 — Media release DEA
Information from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI: Autumn Meeting on Vocational Education and Training / COST – network-based cooperation / New agency for exchange and mobility / ...


Further progress achieved on subject of commodities

02.12.2016 — Media release DEA
On 2 December the Federal Council approved the third status report on the implementation of the recommendations made in the background report on commodities. The status report provides an overview of the state of implementation for each of the seventeen recommendations. It shows that further important progress has been made to further strengthen the conditions for the commodities sector and reduce risks.


European Space Agency’s ESA successful Ministerial Council meeting in Switzerland

02.12.2016 — Media release DEA
The Ministers responsible for space affairs from ESA Member States came together on 1-2 December 2016 to make important decisions, namely on the strategy to ensure Europe reinforces its excellence in space science and technology; maximising the integration of space into European society and on fostering a competitive European space sector. The meeting in Lucerne, the first one on Swiss territory, was also the occasion for Switzerland and Luxembourg to pass on the Ministerial Presidency to Spain.


Consultation initiated on introducing AEOI with series of other countries

01.12.2016 — Media release DEA
Today, the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) initiated the consultation on introducing the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) in tax matters with a series of other countries. The AEOI with these countries should enter into force on 1 January 2018 so that data can start to be exchanged in 2019. The consultation will last until 15 March 2017.


President Schneider-Ammann attends ESA Ministerial Council

01.12.2016 — Media release DEA
On 1 December, President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann addressed the ministers of the 22 member states of the European Space Agency ESA and Canada in Lucerne. Switzerland has co-chaired ESA with Luxembourg since 2012. Spain will take over the chairmanship at the meeting in Lucerne.


Working visit of State Secretary Gasser in Middle East - Switzerland signs joint declaration on introduction of AEOI with Israel

01.12.2016 — Media release DEA
From 28 to 30 November, on a working visit the State Secretary for International Financial Matters Jörg Gasser met his counterparts from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia as well as representatives from these two countries' supervisory authorities and central banks. Shortly before this, Jörg Gasser made a working visit to Israel where he signed a joint declaration on the introduction of the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) in tax matters on a reciprocal basis between Switzerland and Israel. Both countries intend to start collecting data in accordance with the global AEOI standard in 2018 and to exchange it from 2019 onwards.


Switzerland and San Marino sign joint declaration on introduction of AEOI

30.11.2016 — Media release DEA
On 30 November 2016, Switzerland and San Marino signed a joint declaration on the introduction of the automatic exchange of information (AEOI) in tax matters on a reciprocal basis. Both countries intend to start collecting data in accordance with the global AEOI standard in 2018 and to exchange it from 2019 onwards.


Visit by the President of the Swiss Confederation to Kuwait underlines intensification of relations

28.11.2016 — Media release DEA

Bern, - On Monday, 28 November, President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann was received for a state visit by Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s head of state. The visit by the Swiss president forms part of an intensified series of diplomatic visits to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Kuwait which began in 1966. The official talks focused on bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries at international level. At the weekend, the president attended the Francophonie Summit in Madagascar where he also met with a number of heads of state on the fringes of the conference, including French President François Hollande.        


20 years of high-precision combat against cancer

25.11.2016 — Media release DEA
At the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI on the 25th of November, 1996, the first cancer patient worldwide was treated with a new irradiation method: the so-called spot-scanning technique for proton beams. With this technique, a thin proton beam scans across tumours inside the body and destroys them. What’s special about it: The beam has its effect only at the depth where the tumour is located; healthy tissue above and below it is preserved. The method developed by the PSI researchers was a breakthrough at the time and quickly became a successful product: Today spot scanning is the standard method in proton therapy and is used worldwide in dozens of specialised centres. Already, more than 1200 cancer patients have been routinely treated with it at the Center for Proton Therapy of the PSI.


Double taxation agreement with Liechtenstein enters into force

25.11.2016 — Media release DEA
The double taxation agreement (DTA) between Switzerland and Liechtenstein will enter into force on 22 December 2016. The DTA contains a provision on the exchange of information upon request according to the internationally applicable standards. The DTA will contribute to the development of good economic relations between Switzerland and Liechtenstein.


Double taxation agreement with Oman enters into force

25.11.2016 — Media release DEA
The double taxation agreement (DTA) between Switzerland and Oman came into force on 13 October 2016. The DTA contains a provision on the exchange of information upon request according to the internationally applicable standards. The DTA will contribute to the positive development of economic relations between Switzerland and Oman.

Object 1 – 12 of 1604

Media (1549)

Other news (55)