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War in Ukraine: Switzerland grants protection to people fleeing the war

Since the outbreak of the war, people from Ukraine have sought protection from the conflict in Western Europe. Switzerland has shown its solidarity by activating the Protection Status S for the first time. This allows people from Ukraine to be granted protection quickly and without any complex procedures. They obtain residence rights without having to go through the standard asylum process.


Switzerland and North Macedonia conclude migration partnership

Switzerland and North Macedonia are now linked by a migration partnership. Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter and the Minister of the Interior of North Macedonia, Oliver Spasovski, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect on 7 November in Bern. Switzerland has thus now concluded migration partnerships with four Western Balkan countries.

Karin Keller-Sutter, conseillère fédérale

Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter

The United Federal Assembly elected Karin Keller-Sutter as federal councillor on 5 December 2018. As of 1 January 2019, she is the head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP).

Press releases


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