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Switzerland is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and has a population of 7 million. Via referendum, 100,000 Swiss can demand that their Constitution be revised. A new president of Switzerland is elected every year from the seven members of the Swiss Federal Council. The president of Switzerland in 1999 was ...
INTERVIEW: Nigeria should decriminalise harmless drug use - Ex-Swiss President Dierfuss ... In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Owoseye Ayodamola and Lois Ugbede, the former President of Switzerland and current Chair, Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dierfuss, during her visit to ...

Negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union on a framework agreement for bilateral relations are likely to take time, as the government is still discussing the position it will take in talks with the EU, Swiss President Alain Berset said on Sunday. Berset, speaking to the NZZ am ...
Over the years, I have asked my university students this question: Who is the president of Switzerland? No one has ever answered; it is a trick question. Unlike most countries, the Swiss Confederation does not have a president or prime minister acting as the head of state or government. In Switzerland, ...
news@thelocal.ch · @thelocalswitzer. 2 January 2018. 10:21 CET+01:00. When you see pictures of what's going on in the rest of world, you feel lucky to live in Switzerland, said the new Swiss president, Alain Berset, in his New Year address on January 1st. Interior minister Berset, who took over from ...
ZURICH (Reuters) - A referendum in Switzerland to clarify the country's relationship with the European Union would be helpful, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said on Sunday, after ties between the two sides cooled this week. Switzerland's frictions with the EU, of which it is not a member, arise as ...

The Swiss president is considered the 'first among equals' and has no more powers than his or her peers in the seven person Federal Council. However the president is expected to chair government meetings and has special duties to represent Switzerland when necessary, in addition to his duties ...
Home Affairs Minister Alain Berset has been elected by parliament to be Switzerland's president for 2018. The rotating office is held by a different member of the seven-member Federal Council every calendar year. Bersetexternal link is moving into the role from his current position of vice president and ... Swiss President
By Etsuo Kono / Japan News Staff WriterVisiting Swiss President Alain Berset has said his country is willing to play a key role in diplomatic talks involving North Korea. "We are ready to organize the meetings, we are ready to ensure that the dialogue exists really between the North and South Korea and ...
Switzerland has signed a declaration of intent to strengthen collaboration between the Swiss National Science Foundation and its Japanese counterpart during a meeting between Swiss President Alain Berset and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. The accord would pave the way for ...
Swiss President Alain Berset has laid emphasis on preparedness to avoid disaster in Rohingya camps and protect vulnerable groups during the impending cyclone and rainy season. “Protecting those in need is the absolute priority. I am also worried about the impending cyclone and rainy season,” Berset ...
Swiss President Alain Berset meets Rohingya refugees and plays with children at Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar during a visit on ... Swiss President Alain Berset is being received by Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali and Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor at Cox's Bazar airport ...
Swiss President Alain Berset said Monday the return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar must be voluntary. Berset, who is on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said after meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that the situation of Rohingya in Bangladesh refugee camps is of great ...
A red carpet was rolled out as the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset arrived in Dhaka on a four-day official visit on Sunday. This is the first official visit by any Swiss president to Bangladesh. President Abdul Hamid received his Swiss counterpart as he arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International ...
The Switzerland embassy in Dhaka said the Feb 4 to Feb 7 visit would be the first official visit by a Swiss president to Bangladesh. There will be two main focuses – “solidarity with a country that is severely affected by the crisis in neighbouring Myanmar, and the establishment of closer bilateral relations.”.
All smiles: Swiss President Alain Berset, right, and US President Donald J. Trump, left, shake hands during a bilateral meeting. (Keystone). Swiss President Alain Berset says his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos was productive and frank. Trump took credit for ...
Negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union on a framework agreement for bilateral relations are likely to take time, as the government is still discussing the position it will take in talks with the EU, Swiss President Alain Berset said on Sunday. Berset, speaking to the NZZ am Sonntag ...

Swiss President Alain Berset will have an official meeting with US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos next week, it has been confirmed. The World Economic Forumexternal link showcase event will take place in the ski resort of Davos between January ...
Over the years, I have asked my university students this question: Who is the president of Switzerland? No one has ever answered; it is a trick question. Unlike most countries, the Swiss Confederation does not have a president or prime minister acting as the head of state or government. In Switzerland, the ...
When you see pictures of what's going on in the rest of world, you feel lucky to live in Switzerland, said the new Swiss president, Alain Berset, in his New Year address on January 1st. Interior minister Berset, who took over from last year's president Doris Leuthard on the stroke of midnight, said the country ...
A referendum in Switzerland to clarify the country's relationship with the European Union would be helpful, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said, after ties between the two sides cooled last week. Talks on securing a new “framework” treaty to govern the Swiss-EU relationship have been underway for some ...
GENEVA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Swiss President Doris Leuthard on Monday said partnerships around digitization should transcend national and sectoral boundaries while opening the 12th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva. Speaking in the main assembly hall of the UN, she said ...
Swiss President Leuthard opens world's steepest funicular. President Doris Leuthard has inaugurated the Stoos funicular railway line, the steepest in the world. Leuthard, who was part of the group that took the maiden Stoosbahn voyage, described the ride as a "thrill." Barrel-shaped carriages of a new ...
Swiss President Doris Leuthard at a Swiss National Day event in Lucerne on August 1, 2017. (Keystone). The outgoing president of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, has called for the presidential term to be extended to two years, instead of the current one, which would “better serve Switzerland's interests”.
Alain Berset will be the youngest Swiss president in a century. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP. AFP/The Local. news@thelocal.ch · @thelocalswitzer. 7 December 2017. 09:02 CET+01:00. The Swiss parliament on Wednesday elected interior minister Alain Berset to serve in the largely symbolic position of ...
Home Affairs Minister Alain Berset has been elected by parliament to be Switzerland's president for 2018. The rotating office is held by a different member of the seven-member Federal Council every calendar year. Bersetexternal link is moving into the role from his current position of vice president and will ...
The Swiss Confederation President Alain Berset will pay a four-day visit to Bangladesh on Sunday. The visit, from February 4-7, will be the first official visit by any Swiss president to the country. The main focus of the trip is showing solidarity with Bangladesh – a country severely affected by the Rohingya ...
... Board in December based on the findings of the Inquiry Commission chaired by Samuel Schmid, a former President of Switzerland.
... 2017, when he met Swiss President Doris Leuthard, spoke with representatives from international organisations in Geneva and Lausanne, ...
He was expected to meet Peter Maurer, the Swiss president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in the city, but this had to be ...
The question has raised its head following an interview with justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga in Migros Magazine in which she ...
Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Switzerland Khanim Ibrahimova has presented her credentials to Swiss President Doris Leuthard, a source in the ...
Swiss President Doris Leuthard addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 19, 2017.
Ms Leuthard said Swiss troops were deployed on the demarcation zone between South Korea and North Korea and the country had a long ...
New Delhi: President of Switzerland Doris Leuthard has reaffirmed her country's support for India's fight against black money. "The Swiss ...
The Swiss president during her four-day India visit held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a wide range of issues, including ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Swiss President Doris Leuthard today held extensive talks on bilateral, regional and international issues ...
In a boost to bilateral ties, the President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard is beginning a three-day visit from Wednesday night.
Swiss president Doris Leuthard will pay a three-day visit to India beginning Wednesday during which both sides will hold extensive talks on ...
Ms Leuthard will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
Swiss President Doris Leuthard speaks to Swiss citizens living abroad in the annual August 1 address from the government. Leuthard, who ...
Under the consensus system, council decisions are taken collectively, while the office of Swiss president is mainly ceremonial. It is rotated ...
Visiting Swiss President Doris Leuthard (R, Front) and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev (L, Front) review the guard of honor in Sofia, capital ...
Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, said: "In 2017, Switzerland celebrated 25 ...
Citing the effectiveness of some of the commission's proposed policies, former president of Switzerland and chair of the commission said: "In ...
The festival is to be attended by Swiss President Doris Leuthard, and actresses Glenn Close, Alicia Vikander and Claire Foy, among others.
THERESA May yesterday held private talks with the president of Switzerland in New York as a battle raged at home within her Cabinet over ...
Swiss President Doris Leuthard addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 19, 2017.
Summary: "I presented the Swiss President a 6" tall wooden Ganesha when she came to my stall. "It is a matter of great happiness that ...
Earlier Monday, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said neutral Switzerland is prepared to act as mediator to help resolve the North Korea crisis.


 

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