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Thursday, January 28 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Switzerland: Misfit or Model?

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Switzerland has been criticized lately: On the one hand, Switzerland's direct democracy is a showpiece; on the other hand, it unleashes worldwide consternation. International pressures on bank secrecy lead to concessions in the exchange of fiscal information. The accusation of cherry-picking comes up regularly. Does Switzerland have to fear for its reputation and economy? Did Switzerland react accordingly to the international pressure on tax issues? What consequences will this have on Swiss diplomacy and its role as a mediator in international conflicts? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Simultaneous interpretation in English and German

Thursday January 28, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Auditorium Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), Davos, Switzerland