EU Commission puts forward declaration on digital rights and principles for everyone in the EU

On January 26, 2022, the EU Commission is proposing to the European Parliament and Council to sign up to a declaration of rights and principles that will guide the digital transformation in the EU. The draft declaration on digital rights and principles aims to give everyone a clear reference point about the kind of digital … More EU Commission puts forward declaration on digital rights and principles for everyone in the EU

Swiss 2021 Foreign Economic Policy Report: Cooperation in economic development leads to improved resilience

On January  26, 2022 the Federal Council adopted the 2021 Foreign Economic Policy Report. Its Key Chapter shows how Switzerland’s efforts in economic development cooperation are contributing to greater sustainability and crisis resilience, and are helping to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Foreign Economic Policy Report provides an overview of developments … More Swiss 2021 Foreign Economic Policy Report: Cooperation in economic development leads to improved resilience

Swiss Nestlé recognized in 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for fourth consecutive year

Nestlé has been recognised in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fourth consecutive year. It achieved an overall score of 78 %, up from 68 % the previous year and above the index average score of 71 %. The GEI measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay … More Swiss Nestlé recognized in 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for fourth consecutive year

Swiss Federal Council requires banks to hold additional capital for residential mortgages

During its meeting on January 26, 2022, the Federal Council approved the proposal of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to reactivate the countercyclical capital buffer. From 30 September 2022, banks must hold additional capital of 2.5% for residential mortgages, in order to combat the increasing risks on the mortgage and real estate markets. During its … More Swiss Federal Council requires banks to hold additional capital for residential mortgages

BASF expands production capacity for feed enzymes

Expansion of BASF’s Ludwigshafen enyzme plant has started production and larger volumes of BASF feed enzymes are already available BASF’s animal nutrition business to serve the growing demand for enzymes and thus supporting customers’ growth plans BASF has expanded the production capacity of its enzymes plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Through the expansion of the existing … More BASF expands production capacity for feed enzymes

Swiss State Secretary Martina Hirayama at the European Space Conference

The 14th European Space Conference from January 25 to 26, 2022, focused on the theme ‘A New Era for European Space: Turning Vision into Action’. It was organised by key European space actors from politics, the public sector, science and industry. At the conference, Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education Research and Innovation, offered Switzerland’s … More Swiss State Secretary Martina Hirayama at the European Space Conference