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AHV-tax template, and the arms act come before the people

The Swiss people can vote on the AHV-tax template, and the intensification of the weapons law. The referenda against the two templates have been produced, such as the Federal Chancellery announced on Wednesday.

contrary to the Federal law on the tax reform and the AHV funding (STAF) were 60'submitted 749 valid signatures. Against the Amendments to the weapons law, 125'233 came together valid signatures. For a Referendum, 50'000 signatures are necessary. The vote on the two proposals will take place on 19. May 2019.

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In the STAF is the new edition of the 2017 failed corporate tax reform III., As then, the tax privileges for special status companies are to be abolished. All the companies would of tax and other concessions to benefit. In order to make the Left the template is tasty, the Parliament has decided, together with these measures, additional financing to the AHV about 2 billion Swiss francs.

on The second attempt got the template now, but all the same from two sides under pressure. The SP stands together with the major center parties behind the Deal. Nevertheless, the Left and the greens, have taken the Referendum. At the same time, representatives of the SVP and civil parties have collected signatures against the STAF. They reject the Association of the company tax reform with the additional financing for the AHV.

Against "disarmament" diktat

Against the stricter gun control laws is the SVP is fighting to Protect along with and shooting sports associations. The opponents speak of a "Disarm the dictate of the EU". The EU had exacerbated the weapons law in its member States after the attacks of Paris in November 2015. Switzerland has to follow suit as a Schengen state.

The tightening involves an improvement in the exchange of information, curbing of illicit arms trade and restricting access to particularly hazardous weapons . Switzerland needs to implement the Changes until may 2019, otherwise the Schengen/Dublin cooperation. (fal/sda)

Created: 06.02.2019, 15:28 PM

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