2-meter social distancing rule could soon be scrapped

2-meter social distancing rule could soon be scrapped

June 17, 2020, 10:26 a.m.
The government says the 2-meter social distancing rule could be scrapped within the next 2 weeks. 
2-meter social distancing fines removed

2-meter social distancing fines removed

June 5, 2020, 9:17 a.m.
You will no longer be fined for breaking the 2-meter social distancing rule. The Federal Council has decided the low ...
Federal Council announces CHF 32 billion to offset virus impact

Federal Council announces CHF 32 billion to offset virus impact

March 23, 2020, 9:27 a.m.
Switzerland’s Federal Council - or executive body - has announced a fund of CHF 32 billion to cover the ec...
Green party fails to secure seat on Federal Council

Green party fails to secure seat on Federal Council

Dec. 12, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Green party leaders say parliament has missed an opportunity after they failed to secure a seat on the Federal Council.
Green parties' success throws doubt over current government structure

Green parties' success throws doubt over current government structure

Oct. 28, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
The success of the Green parties in last week’s parliamentary elections is causing a major rethink on how the g...
Green Party should have place on Federal Council, says Rytz

Green Party should have place on Federal Council, says Rytz

Oct. 22, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
The head of the Swiss Green Party which made historic gains in Sunday’s parliamentary elections says there shou...
Men encouraged to join army not civil defence

Men encouraged to join army not civil defence

Feb. 21, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
The Federal Council believes the option that young men have of completing civil defence and not the army is too easy....
Two women to be voted onto Federal Council today

Two women to be voted onto Federal Council today

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Its likely parliament will vote two women onto the Federal Council later today.
Second cabinet resignation this year

Second cabinet resignation this year

Sept. 28, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
Another Federal Council member is due to retire at the end of the year.
Switzerland to pay CHF 36 million for global education

Switzerland to pay CHF 36 million for global education

July 6, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
The Federal Council has agreed to pay CHF 36 million into a fund that promotes universal schooling. 
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