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Car Builder Spuhler catches up with Ex-transport Minister Leuthard

The train manufacturer Stadler brings Doris Leuthard to the Board of Directors. The former Federal councillor shall at the annual General meeting on 30. April will be chosen, as it was said in a message from Thursday.

"We are delighted that Doris Leuthard has agreed, to strengthen us in the Board of Directors. It is because of their proven expertise in transport and infrastructure issues, as well as their political experience as a former Federal councillor and Minister of transport, a big win for the Board of Directors and for Stadler", is Chairman of the Board, Peter Spuhler, in the Communiqué quoted.

the policy was last discussed about a waiting period for former members of the Federal Council. As the company stresses, a think Leuthard with her candidacy in the coming year, the politically-required waiting period of one year. It is, however, already been elected this spring in the boards of Directors of Coop, Bell, Food, and transgourmet. Survey

What you will find: it is Allowed to hire a former Minister of transport in the case of a car Builder?

Yes, this is actually good, because she has experience.
no, it's too sensitive.

Yes, this is actually good, because she has experience.

40.3%

no, it's too sensitive.

59.7%

823 votes

Yes, this is actually good, because she has experience.

40.3%

no, it's too sensitive.

59.7%

823 votes


Leuthard, from 2006 until the end of 2018, Federal councillor and stood as of 2010, the Federal Department of the environment, transport, energy and communications (Detec) before. In the years 2010 and 2017, it served as the Federal President. Previously, she served from 1999 to 2006, the national Council, and from 2004 to 2006, party President of the CVP Switzerland. Her professional career had started as a lawyer and a lawyer in the Canton of Aargau.

No waiting period for members of the

What relates to the waiting period, had been first rejected in September, the Council of States, a parliamentary Initiative of the state political Commission of the national Council, unanimously, that from the table. The national Council wanted to prevent with the Initiative that members of the Federal Council may accept after leaving the office immediately, mandates in companies which have a close relation to the former Department, or important commissions of the Federal government receive.

The Council of States took the Position that it should continue to be made in respect of the responsibility of the former Federal government and the Federal Council of leave to remain, when and where you were after leaving the office back to an activity.

Recently had reignited the debate Moritz Leuenberger. The former transport and environment Minister, joined shortly after his resignation from the government – in November 2010 – the construction company Implenia to the Board of Directors. The construction company had a short time previously, the new Gotthard tunnel in Sedrun, pierced – that big project that was responsible for Leuenberger as Minister of transport. In 2013, Leuenberger returned to the group in the back.

in Front of the Zurich had already accepted other Old members of the controversial tasks, Ruth Metzler (CVP), the pharmaceutical group Novartis. The former agriculture Minister, Joseph Deiss (CVP) has a Board of Directors to the milk processor, Emmi.

another prominent example is Kaspar Villiger (FDP) is. The former Minister of Finance resigned at the end of 2003. Already in the following spring he became a Board member at Nestlé and adopted mandates at Swiss Re and the Neue zürcher Zeitung. In 2009, he was elected to the Board of Directors of UBS and its President.

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Created: 21.11.2019, 09:01 PM

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