Contribution to the enlarged EU


Programmes in Bulgaria and Romania come to a close

20.01.2020 - Over the last ten years, Switzerland supported 93 projects aimed at reducing economic and social disparities in Bulgaria and Romania.

Press release

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Luis Alberto Moreno, Präsident der Inter-Amerikanischen Entwicklungsbank (IDB) und Raymund Furrer, Leiter Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung SECO am Jahrestreffen der nicht-regionalen IDB-Mitgliedsländer im Januar 2020

Switzerland supports Colombia in the migrant aid

15.01.2020 - Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), attended the annual meeting of the non-regional IDB member countries in mid-January. Through IDB, Switzerland is currently supporting Colombia to deal with the huge influx of migrants over the past two years from Venezuela. 

IDB news release

Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO

SIPPO Forum 2019

SIPPO Forum 2019: Procurement 4.0

26.11.2019 – The third SIPPO Forum in Basel in mid-November focused on the political, technological and social aspects of sourcing. Confidence-building in digital trading solutions was a priority topic, especially the question of how possible losers in these developments can be better integrated into the trade.

SIPPO Factsheet (PDF, 138 kB, 16.04.2019)

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