Tag Archives: Switzerland

Luxembourg and Switzerland: 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Duchy’s first diplomatic representation in Switzerland

BERN, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Luxembourg and Switzerland have close, long-standing relations. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Grand Duchy’s first diplomatic representation in Switzerland, the foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, visited Bern on 10 October … Read the full press release

Switzerland and Zambia sign new double taxation agreement in the area of taxes on income

BERN, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 29 August 2017 in Lusaka, Switzerland and Zambia signed a new double taxation agreement (DTA) in the area of taxes on income. It replaces the agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom of 1954 which … Read the full press release

Switzerland: Georgian Vice Prime Minister Aleksandre Jejelava met with Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann in Bern

BERN, 01-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), met with Mr Aleksandre Jejelava, the Georgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science, in Bern … Read the full press release

Switzerland to showcase its strengths at Expo 2020 in Dubai

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May 2017, the Federal Council adopted the credit dispatch for Switzerland’s participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, UAE). The total budget is CHF 14.84 million, about half of which will financed … Read the full press release

Switzerland to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan

BERN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a … Read the full press release

Switzerland involved in global action plan on role of statistics in sustainable development

The first UN World Data Forum was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-18 January. It concluded with the presentation of a global action plan in which Switzerland has been actively involved. Switzerland was represented by a mixed delegation … Read the full press release

Switzerland and China signed ten agreements, conventions and protocols during Chinese president XI Jinping visit to Switzerland

The Chinese president, XI Jinping, ended his state visit to Switzerland on Wednesday and was seen off by Federal Councillor Alain Berset, the vice president of the Federal Council, in Geneva. Earlier Federal Councillor Berset and President XI Jinping met … Read the full press release

SGS to acquire controlling stake in Industry 4.0 startup C-Labs SA in Chiasso, Switzerland

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling stake in C-Labs SA, Chiasso, Switzerland. Chiasso, Switzerland, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Founded in 2016, C-Labs is an Industry 4.0 startup, developing solutions for transforming food regulatory compliance. It adopts the … Read the full press release

Swisscom: Switzerland ranks fourth in ITU’s ICT Development Index

BERNE, 29-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has a world-class Information and Communication Technology (ICT) scene. According to the annual rankings of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland has risen to fourth place worldwide. The country’s strengths include broadband provision and its mobile … Read the full press release

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende visits Switzerland

BERN, 25-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — President of the Swiss Confederation Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard received Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende for working meetings on 24 October 2016. The talks focused on bilateral political … Read the full press release

ASEAN member states accorded Switzerland sectoral dialogue partner status

Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 04-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — (FSO) – Turnover in the retail sector fell by 4.6% in nominal terms in June 2016 compared with the previous year. The decline has been ongoing since January 2015. This is the largest decline … Read the full press release

Innovative therapy in Europe: Functional Neurology to improve life of patients with brain and central nervous system disorders

GENEVA, 08-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — TESTmyBRAIN (Switzerland) has opened its first center of Functional Neurology in Europe. This non-invasive therapy (no medication, no surgery) coming from the United States helps patients suffering from migraines, concussions, strokes, AD/HD, Parkinson disease, Alzheimer, … Read the full press release

Switzerland contributes research instrument and various other technologies to ESA’s missions to Mars

BERN, 11-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Space Agency (ESA) will be launching the first of its two missions to Mars on 14 March. The 2016 Mission’s primary scientific objective is to determine in detail the Martian atmosphere’s composition, in particular … Read the full press release

Pöyry to provide engineering and site supervision services for the extension of Schönau wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Switzerland

Pöyry awarded engineering and site supervision services assignment for a wastewater treatment plant extension in Switzerland Vantaa, Finland, 15-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The wastewater association Gewässerschutzverband der Region Zugersee, Küssnachtersee, Aegerisee (GVRZ) has awarded Pöyry with the engineering and site supervision … Read the full press release

The first Audi-O-Rama conference on the future of music held in Verbier, Switzerland

Audi-O-Rama brings international music legends together Giovanni Perosino, Head of Marketing Communication, AUDI AG: “With Audi-O-Rama we are creating a space where innovators and pioneers can explore the future of music together” Publication on conference results Verbier/Ingolstadt, 25-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

European Science Foundation published report on pilot study of the career paths of post-doctorates and doctorate alumni from five research funding and research performing organisations

Strasbourg Cedex, FRANCE, 3-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ESF has just published a report on a pilot study of the career paths of post-doctorates and doctorate alumni from five research funding and research performing organisations: AXA Research Fund (AXA RF), France, … Read the full press release

Infront: Switzerland to host the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation is to host the event in a joint venture with Infront – with Zurich and Lausanne as intended venues Prague, Czech Republic, 19-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland is to host the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. … Read the full press release

UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones acquires Town and Field which owns Le Farinet hotel and bar in Verbier, Switzerland

MANCHESTER, 15-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — British entrepreneur Lawrence Jones has completed a multi-million pound deal to acquire the UK company behind an exclusive ski resort’s first ever hotel. The UKFast CEO this week completed the purchase of Town and Field … Read the full press release

Global leaders at World Economic Forum marked pathway towards at least some decriminalization of drugs

General consensus that prohibitionist drugs policies have been largely unsuccessful Leaders debated the pace and direction of change in drugs policies The theme of the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business … Read the full press release

The 12th Open Forum Davos 2014 to open its doors to the general public from 22 to 24 January in Davos, Switzerland

Open Forum Davos 2014 programme offers sessions on geopolitics, the economy, social affairs and more Panellists include top leaders from business, politics and civil society For more information about the 12th Open Forum, visit: http://www.openforumdavos.ch Davos, Switzerland, 20-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On the … Read the full press release

Sika announced it now owns 100% of Dyflex HD Co Japan

Baar, Switzerland, 7-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has acquired the remaining 24.5% of Dyflex HD Co., Ltd. as of January 7, 2014 and achieves 100% ownership. The complete takeover further strengthens Sika’s position in the Japanese construction market. Sika has been … Read the full press release

Roche to invest CHF 800 million to increase production capabilities for its biologic medicines

Investment to help meet rising demand for licensed biologics and expected pipeline growth Basel, Switzerland, 16-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced plans to invest 800 million Swiss francs within its global manufacturing network to increase production … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s first chocolate factory in Turkey inaugurated in Eskişehir

Barry Callebaut establishes local presence to further tap into a fast-growing chocolate market New state-of-the-art chocolate factory with initial annual production capacity of 14,000 tonnes of chocolate Moving closer to local Turkish customers and creating an additional foothold for the … Read the full press release

Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO released the Global Innovation Index 2013 as Switzerland ranks #1

Geneva, 25-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The United States rejoined the five most-innovative nations and the United Kingdom moved up to the third spot while Switzerland retained its place atop the rankings in the Global Innovation Index 2013, published by Cornell University, … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group sponsored PGA Seniors Open in Bad Ragaz Switzerland

Zurich, 10-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is pleased to be supporting the PGA Seniors Open in Bad Ragaz for the ninth time as one of the co-sponsors. The tournament, which brings together the world’s elite professional golfers, is … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems AG acquired Italian mobile mapping system company Geosoft S.r.l.

Heerbrugg/Switzerland, 26-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Leica Geosystems strengthens position in mobile mapping by acquiring Geosoft S.r.l., an Italian based software and hardware company, founded in 1988, that specializes in modular cartography, digital photogrammetry and mobile mapping solutions. Geosoft leveraged its experience … Read the full press release

Commissioner Šemeta: The surge in Member States’ appetite for progress and action in the fight against evasion is extremely welcome

Dublin, 15-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — It’s a bit of a surprise – but a very nice one – to be here in Dublin today, and to be able to share with you the outcome of a highly engaging discussion we had on … Read the full press release