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Federal Councillor Keller-Sutter on a working visit to London: Switzerland strengthens cooperation with the UK

The United Kingdom and Switzerland intend to work more closely on fighting terrorism and crime. On 10 July, the head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police FDJP, Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter, was in London to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect with her British counterpart. She also signed an agreement on mutual access to the UK and Swiss labour markets in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Daniel Thelesklaf appointed head of the Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland MROS

A distinguished career in the fight against money laundering and corruption is to continue at fedpol. Daniel Thelesklaf is to take up the position as head of Switzerland’s Financial Intelligence Unit, MROS, on 1 August 2019.




Switzerland is no island

Last year fedpol accompanied the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, on his Tour de Suisse. We now invite you on a tour of fedpol. Passport at the ready?


Switzerland is no island

The leader of several criminal gangs specialising in extortion and armed robbery is on the move around Europe. The man goes about his ‘business affairs’, investing his ill-gotten gains. He also comes to Switzerland regularly…A European investigation team that includes fedpol monitors his comings and goings, patiently documenting his every move in order to foil his activities and dismantle the criminal gangs he heads.




Closer police cooperation between Switzerland and Thailand

Berna. The Swiss Confederation and the Kingdom of Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8 March 2016 to step up the fight against cross-border crime. Under the agreement, the two countries will provide mutual support to police investigations and tighten their criminal prosecution.




Facilitated entry to the USA ‒ Global Entry Program to begin for Switzerland in February 2017

Bern. At its meeting on 11 January 2017 the Federal Council approved Switzerland’s participation in the Global Entry Program of the United States of America and authorized the necessary amendment to the Federal Office of Police’s (fedpol) Fees Ordinance. From 1 February 2017 Swiss nationals can register with fedpol to participate in the program. The program facilitates entry to the USA following pre-clearance security checks by the Swiss and US police authorities.

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