The Federal Council is now on course for the EU

“I was ashamed of Switzerland”: After sharp criticism, the Federal Council is planning a spectacular U-turn on Monday

The fact that Switzerland does not fully support the EU sanctions against Russia is met with incomprehension at home and abroad. At first it seemed as if a possible diplomatic coup – namely peace talks in Geneva – was the reason for the special route. But now the wind is turning, as research shows.

Federal President Ignazio Cassis, center, Economics Minister Guy Parmelin and Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter on Friday, February 25, 2022 in Bern.

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The Federal Council underestimated what its hesitation in sanctions against Putin’s Russia would trigger. An unusually large number of letters from citizens have arrived in the Federal Palace, according to sources close to them. Most people were outraged that the Federal Council did not immediately take harsh sanctions.

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