In addition to tax questions, the discussions in Bern covered other issues including the effects of the free movement of persons, strengthening parallel measures to combat wage dumping, and the preparations under way for Switzerland’s appearance at Expo 2015 Milan.
The President of the Confederation stressed that the resumption of negotiations on tax issues with Italy was a central aspect of the Federal Council’s efforts in this area and that taxation was the main issue of discussion at the meeting with Mr Berlusconi at the beginning of June. Rome has since given some positive signs, and the Italian Parliament has passed a series of motions demanding that the Italian government enter into negotiations with Switzerland on tax issues.
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