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A strong Foundation for modern proficient, Switzerland

Ueli Mauer emphasized in his speech for the new year, the need for a connection between the old and the New, between Tradition and Innovation. Otherwise there is a risk to lose in these "turbulent times" the ground under the feet of the threat.

The Federal President, chose for his speech two images, which are supposed to symbolize this change: A wooden cow, which stands in his office, and a Smartphone. The cow was the Symbol for the traditions, the origin, the roots and common values, said Maurer on Tuesday in his new year's speech on the Radio, SRF.

The values would have developed the Swiss are and only rode. The direct democracy, the federalism, the modesty, the efficiency and the punctuality module. The Switzerland could be proud of, because they formed the Basis for the prosperity of the country.

The Smartphone on the other hand, stand for the rapid change of society, technological progress and "for the whole of great opportunities and possibilities in your private life, in the workplace or in the research". But it embodies the Isolation and standing, often personal contacts in the way.

in Addition, rapid changes were also many uncertainties. In order not to get lost in, it need a compass: a link between origin and future, or between the wooden cow and the Smartphone.

"If we know where we come from, we can better understand where we stand," said Mason. The tried-and-tested values formed a strong Foundation "for a modern-minded Switzerland." And "as long as we are living our values, we can see the future with Confidence". (fal/sda)

Created: 01.01.2019, 17:51 PM

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