Swiss federal finances “healthy”

BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Federal Council Wednesday 25 April approved the 2011 federal consolidated finances, with a surplus of CHF2.2 billion. The cabinet notes that they give an overall picture of decentralized and centralized government units in “good health” financially. The surplus is smaller than in the past three years.

Bern publishes, in four languages every September, statistical financial data that provides an international comparison of Swiss government finances.