Our wishes for 2014: forza Svizzera – go for it Switzerland !

Never have political authorities been burdened with such heavy responsibility in the management of the future of the Swiss financial centre. Current discussions concern fundamental bank framework conditions (bank secrecy, protection of the private sector and automatic exchange of information) which will have a long tem impact on our country’s economic life. In 2014 SwissRespect has the firm intention of continuing to mobilise the largest number of citizens to counteract our authorities' apathy in the face of pressure from countries eager to take over our wealth.

2014-01-28 | Press Release | SwisseRespect

Switzerland, a Country that Works

Deliberate democracy of Swiss avoids faulty policies made in haste

2014-08-14 | International relations | the Washington times, Richard W Rahn

Summary of the interview with Mr Bertossa, former procurator of the Canton of Geneva from 1990 to 2002

To the question from the journalist : « is the urgent measure proposed by the Federal Council to settle our differences with the USA justified ... ? » Mr Bertossa adopts the following position :

2013-06-10 | Talking about swiss respect | Radio Télévision Suisse Romande

Inventory of EU tax regimes

L'association vaudoise des banques has requested to get a summary table inventorying tax rates, regimes, practices or others tax related investment aids in countries of the European Union (EU) and potential future adherents. The review is based on the background that Switzerland is currently discussing with the EU the re-design of certain aspects of its corporate income tax system.

2013-03-25 | International relations | swissrespect

Let us not become a society “à la française”!

cc. Let us not become a society “à la française”! Certain political representatives and federal officials – some of whom are living off the centralization of power – are striving to weaken federalism. The “Swiss-Respect” group, which was formed in Romandy a year ago, rightly demands that the federal level must comply with our state model.

2013-03-01 | Talking about swiss respect | Current Concerns

Switzerland did not respect international judicial assistance rule with the USA

Confronté au cas des banques suisses qui ont livré près de 10’000 noms d’employés aux Etats-Unis, l’expert suisse en matière d’entraide judiciaire internationale Robert Zimmermann est catégorique: “La procédure d’entraide a été court-circuitée, c’est du jamais vu dans l’histoire de la Confédération”, a-t-il déclaré à la RTS mercredi.

2013-02-07 | Talking about swiss respect | The Isaac Brock Society

Switzerland did not respect international judicial assistance rule with the USA

Confronté au cas des banques suisses qui ont livré près de 10’000 noms d’employés aux Etats-Unis, l’expert suisse en matière d’entraide judiciaire internationale Robert Zimmermann est catégorique: “La procédure d’entraide a été court-circuitée, c’est du jamais vu dans l’histoire de la Confédération”, a-t-il déclaré à la RTS mercredi.

2013-02-06 | Talking about swiss respect | Maple Sandbox

Let’s no longer give in to pressure from abroad!

The European countries that are at odds with each other concerning economy and taxes have showered their citizens with liquidity and decent promises. As a result of the “subprime” crisis, the European Union and the United States have saved their banks in need and let themselves get dragged into the mire of debt. To distract the attention of their people from their own mistakes, their governments scapegoat others, among them the Swiss financial centre, by eliminating a competitor to their own advantage and at the same time trying to get off lightly and repatriate the savings that had escaped the excessive confiscatory tax rates.

2013-02-06 | Talking about swiss respect | Current Concerns