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Federal Council recommends approving Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing

President Ueli Maurer and Federal Councillor Alain Berset explained the reasons for accepting the proposal during a joint press conference on 18 February 2019. The referendum on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF) will be held on 19 May 2019.



President Maurer meets Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in the Bernese Oberland

LPresident Ueli Maurer met with Bulgarian President Rumen Radev in Meiringen in the Bernese Oberland on Friday, 22 February. Subjects addressed during the official talks included bilateral relations between Switzerland and Bulgaria, and European policy.

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Celebration of 200th birthday of Alfred Escher

In addition to many celebrities, President Ueli Maurer took part in the ceremony marking Alfred Escher's 200th birthday at the ETH in Zurich on 20 February 2019.


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