The Swiss People’s Party has said that India and ten other countries are “too corrupt” and that it will get enough support in the country’s parliament to halt the tax information exchange process.
A new study has, for the first time, unveiled a complex global web of offshore financial centres that rob the world economy of US$500-650 billion annually, including US$200 billion from developing economies.
In a 2014 referendum, Swiss voters had narrowly backed upper limits and quotas to reduce immigration from the EU.
Switzerland loves its cows. But unlike India, there is no merging of the bovine and divine.
In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016 the anti-corruption watchdog observed that populist leaders promising to end corruption may in fact be feeding it.
In Switzerland, specific and often costly environmental policies are put to test through direct democracy.
The gunman who shot three in a Zurich mosque on Monday was a 24-year-old Swiss man with Ghanaian roots and had no apparent links to Islamist radicalism.
The unidentified suspect, a man around 30 years old who according to witnesses was wearing dark clothing and a dark wool cap, fled the mosque, police said.
In the India-Switzerland agreement, there is no sense of urgency to bring back the kind of black money that will increase tax revenues without burdening the common person.
For much of the 19th century migration was unhindered and emigrants could decide on the time of their arrival and departure.
The claims made by apologists for the government about why India needs to rush its membership of the NSG simply don’t add up.
Whatever narrative India internalises will have interesting implications for Indian foreign policy – and by extension the Asian security order – for years to come.
‘Immigrants’ are key European football. Fans need to push back anti-immigration politics and sentiments to protect their legacy.
Reiterating the link between the NSG and NPT, China said that the 1968 treaty “provides a political and legal foundation for the international non-proliferation regime as a whole.”
Mexico’s support to India is seen as crucial in its bid to become member of the elite NSG, whose members are allowed to trade in and export nuclear technology.
If everything goes according to plan, India could be entering two out of four export control regimes this week.
Despite the result, proponents successfully used Switzerland’s system of direct democracy to create a nationwide debate on money, work and the pursuit of happiness
The Swiss government had urged voters to reject the campaign, saying the scheme would cost too much and undermine social cohesion.
Had the AAP government sought their opinion, perhaps the city’s citizens would have opted for bicycle lanes, more metro carriages, congestion charges or other initiatives instead of the odd-even scheme.
Swiss authorities began investigations in 2015 tied to 1MDB for suspected corruption of public foreign officials, dishonest management of public interests and money laundering.
‘The United States’s hypocritical stance of seeking to protect itself against foreign tax havens while preserving itself as a tax haven for residents of other countries needs to be countered,’ says new global report
First to Sudan, then back to Asmara and finally Switzerland, Mehrawi has moved wherever the shifting currents of war, displacement and hope have taken him.
Switzerland will allow stolen data acquired through official means to form the basis for a request for assistance but will help India only for post-2011 bank accounts, that too as long as Swiss courts don’t interfere
Driven by the reputational damage its banking secrecy has caused in a world increasingly impatient with tax offenders, Switzerland is slowly moving to make the sharing of information with other countries easier.
The two Indians named are ‘Sangita Sawhney’ and ‘Sneh Lata Sawhney’ but no further details, other than their date of birth is provided.