Bern tackles fine print of tax deals with Germany, UK, Austria
This afternoon Parliament begins its summer session in Bern. And over the next two days both houses of Parliament will tackle the ratification of Rubik. That’s the nickname for the tax accords that Switzerland has signed with Germany, the UK and Austria. The deals are seen as the cornerstone of the government’s strategy of moving Swiss banks towards declared money— while preserving banking secrecy. But there’s plenty of sabre-rattling in Bern and abroad. WRS’s Jordan Davis is in our studios at the Federal palace in Bern.