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Sustainable Swiss financial centre

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Federal Council highlights opportunities for a sustainable Swiss financial centre

During its meeting on 6 December 2019, the Federal Council once again discussed sustainability in the financial sector. It took note of the developments in this area and instructed the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) to examine, in close collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), whether there is a need for regulatory action as regards transparency and risk analysis.


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Croatia’s EU Council presidency the focus of President Maurer’s visit

President Ueli Maurer travelled to Croatia on Friday, 29 November 2019 to meet President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and other Croatian decision-makers. Croatia will take over the six-month presidency of the European Council for the first time at the beginning of 2020.


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Federal Council adopts dispatch on amending AEOI Act

During its meeting on 20 November 2019, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on amending the Federal Act on the International Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters (AEOIA).

Digital taxation

Digital taxation

Further progress in the OECD's work on digital taxation

The timetable is ambitious. By the end of 2020, more than 130 countries in the OECD's Inclusive Framework are supposed to reach an agreement on new tax rules for multinational entities. Switzerland is also participating in these efforts.


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