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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 a ...

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 Abuja, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 last ...
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 Britain ...
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 as ...
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 ...
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 with ...
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 closer ...


 

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