Dr. Ignazio Cassis
Federal Council, Head of Department of Foreign Affairs – EDA
Switzerland in Europe
‘Continue straight ahead’, ‘Turn here’ or: ‘Route is being recalculated’? The ‘bilateral approach’ provides Switzerland with customised access to the EU Single Market. In order to maintain this successful course, Switzerland is negotiating an institutional agreement with the EU. Parallel to this, the UK is attempting to sail round the array of obstacles thrown up by BREXIT, which also has an influence on our navigation. Negotiations are ongoing. As part of this lecture, the Foreign Minister will provide an overview of the various interests involved.
In cooperation with the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich (EIZ)
The lecture is open to the public. No advance booking required. No seat reservation possible.*
Ignazio Cassis took on the responsibility of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA) as a federal councillor on 1 November 2017. He was elected to the National Council in 2007, and since 2015 has led the FDP.The Liberals parliamentary group. Between 2008 and 2012, Ignazio Cassis was vice president of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) and before that was a cantonal doctor for the Canton of Ticino. From 2001 he was also a lecturer at various universities, and led the associations CURAVIVA and Curafutura. Ignazio Cassis was born in Malcantone (Ticino, Switzerland) and is married.
*Please note that the number of seats is limited. A live broadcast will be provided in additional rooms. The events are recorded in sound and video and published on our website a few days later.
Pictures of the event
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