Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin pays working visit to Spain

The working visit to Madrid from 10 to 11 November focused on official meetings with First Vice President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, and with Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto. Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin also attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the Swiss Business Hub Spain.


Switzerland and the UK strengthen their cooperation in research and innovation

On 10 November, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and UK Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, George Freeman, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in London on cooperation in research and innovation. The agreement is intended to further strengthen the two countries' partnership in these areas.


Switzerland supports sustainable infrastructure in developing countries with USD 75 million

Switzerland supports the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) with USD 75 million. This decision was taken by the Federal Council on 26 October. PIDG mobilises private sector capital for the construction of sustainable basic infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

Science Prizes

Swiss Science Prizes Marcel Benoist and Latsis go to pioneer in laser physics and innovative legal and medical scholar

Physics professor Ursula Keller receives the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist for her ground-breaking work in short-time laser physics. The Swiss Science Prize Latsis goes to the legal and medical scholar Kerstin Noëlle Vokinger for her outstanding interdisciplinary research.

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