Latest Switzerland government News

Switzerland ends talks toward sweeping new accords with EU

May. 26, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government on Wednesday pulled out of years-long negotiations with the European Union on a comprehensive package of bilateral accords, after the two sides failed to reach agreement on the cross-border movement of jobseekers and other key issues. ...

Merkel, Macron back efforts to improve WHO as meeting opens

May. 24, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday were among leaders rallying around efforts to strengthen the World Health Organization and the world’s ability to prepare for and defend against pandemics. It came as the...

Swiss program plots post-COVID future for science, diplomacy

Apr. 13, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — With COVID-19, space exploration and climate change high on many minds, a so-called “do tank” in Geneva, bankrolled by Switzerland's government, is gearing up to develop long-term scientific projects, ranging from a global court for scientific disputes to a Manhattan...

Swiss regulator tapped to lead German financial supervisor

Mar. 22, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister announced Monday that he has chosen the head of Switzerland's market regulator, Mark Branson, to lead the troubled German financial supervisory authority, BaFin. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has vowed to reform and strengthen...