WEF Annual Meeting 2017

Federal Councillor Scheider-Ammann meets UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox

Federal Councillor Scheider-Ammann meets UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox

On the third day of the WEF Annual Meeting, Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann met for talks with the UK‘s International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox. They discussed the UK’s plans for Brexit and possible scenarios for future economic relations with Switzerland. Also on Thursday, the EFTA and MERCOSUR states signed a document marking the conclusion of exploratory talks on a free trade agreement.

WEF Annual Meeting 2017

Focus on free trade and EU relations

Focus on free trade and EU relations

The focus of Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann’s meetings on the second day of the WEF Annual Meeting was on free trade and relations between Switzerland and the EU. He met with the trade ministers of India and Malaysia as well as with EU commissioners Timmermans, Oettinger and Moedas. He also held the traditional breakfast meeting with members of the business community.

"A love story"

Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann opens new Google offices

Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann opens new Google offices

Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann attended the opening of Google’s new offices in Zurich. He thanked Google for its investment in Switzerland and called on the company to continue to play such an active role. “Zurich and Google: it’s a love story” he said in view of the company’s continual expansion in Switzerland.

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National diary

20.01.17 | Luzern | Bürgenstock-Konferenz der Fachhochschulen
24.01.17 | Zürich | World Web Forum
27.01.17 | Widnau SG | Rheintaler Wirtschaftsforum 2017

International diary

17-20.01.17 | Davos | World Economic Forum

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Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann. 

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