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16.11.17 Order your desk calendar 2018

Switzerland Tourism and the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad offer all members of Fifth Switzerland a free desk calendar for the upcoming year.


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03.11.17 No to the 'No Billag' initiative

The Executive Board of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), like Parliament and the Federal Council, opposes the initiative, which will be voted on 4 March 2018. Public services in the information sector are of the utmost importance for Swiss Abroad.


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25.09.17 We present the new Council of the Swiss Abroad

Please find the members of the Council of the Swiss Abroad (term of office 2017-2021) divided by continents on our website.


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19.09.17 Banks and Swiss Abroad: The Council of States confirms a change in policy

A historical step for a problem that did not seem to have a solution for almost a decade. The Council of States and the National Council discussed banking problems in the ongoing parliamentary autumn session and took a decision in favour of the Swiss Abroad. The Council of States has today adopted a motion submitted by Filippo Lombardi (CVP/Ticino) in Berne with 23 votes to 14, with 6 abstentions, which requires all Swiss “too big to fail” banks to accept Swiss citizens living outside of Switzerland.


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