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Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer at meeting of G20 finance ministers

At the invitation of Argentina, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer will take part in the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors on 19 and 20 March 2018. The main topics of discussion will be the global economic situation and the international tax and financial regulation agenda.

Financial market policy

Green finance

Environmental aspects in financial market policy: good momentum and ongoing work

Ecological sustainability in financial business has become even more important. During its meeting on 16 March 2018, the Federal Council was informed of the corresponding national and international developments and the Confederation's commitment.

Public finances


Publication of «Public finances 2017»

The statistical data on public finances for 2017 has been published. The brochure issued by the Federal Finance Administration (FFA) provides at a glance information on the budgets of the Confederation, cantons, communes and social insurance, as well as an international comparison.

Tax proposal 17

Press release

Federal Council sets parameters for dispatch on tax proposal 17

During its meeting on 31 January 2018, the Federal Council decided on the parameters for the dispatch on tax proposal 17. In contrast to the consultation draft, the cantons' share of direct federal tax is to be increased from 17% to 21.2%, instead of 20.5%.

Initiation of the TP17 consultation (6 September 2017)

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Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer

Ueli Maurer, vice president of the Federal Council 2018

Ueli Maurer was elected to the Federal Council in 2008. He has been Head of the FDF since January 2016.

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