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EU-Switzerland: Two Swiss in Brussels

Two Swiss in Brussels – Mix&Remix
L'Hebdo (Lausanne)

Widmer-Schlumpf and Burkhalter in Brussels

To defend Swiss banks

Above door – European Union

"... we don't talk about money!"

Under the watchful gaze of the European Commission, Switzerland's finance minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and foreign minister Didier Burkhalter have signed a bilateral tax agreement with the United Kingdom that regulates the issue of tax-evading British funds deposited in Swiss banks. The text, which comes into force in 2013, and similar to that signed between Berne and Berlin in August 2011, should serve as a model for future agreements with other countries.