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 Die beiden Staatsmänner in Begleitung zwei hochrangiger Militärs. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on a state visit to Switzerland

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, on a state visit to Switzerland

Led by the President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer, the Swiss government received the head of state of the Republic of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in Bern on 13 September 2019 with military honours. In addition to President Maurer, the Vice President of the Federal Council, Simonetta Sommaruga, and Federal Councillors Guy Parmelin and Ignazio Cassis also took part in the official talks.

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High surpluses for government units

In 2018 to 2020, the financial situation of the general government sector is pleasantly positive, with the Confederation, cantons and social security funds able to achieve some high surpluses. This is depicted in the latest financial statistics figures of the Federal Finance Administration. 

2019 extrapolation

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Confederation reckoning on surplus of CHF 2.8 billion

The Confederation is reckoning on a surplus of CHF 2.8 billion for this year. That is an improvement of CHF 1.6 billion relative to the budget. The Federal Council was informed about the current extrapolation on 14 August 2019.

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Update Ransomware: New Procedure

Update Ransomware: New Procedure

During the last few weeks, Swiss companies have been targeted by a new kind of cyber-attack where the attackers were able to infiltrate the company’s network and encrypt all data with a crypto Trojan. Several well-known Swiss companies have been affected by this kind of attack.       


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