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TeleZüri, TalkTäglich – 24.03.2014: Crimean Crisis: Neutral Switzerland? (in Swiss German)

What role should Switzerland take in the Crimean Crisis? The Swiss Federal Council will discuss possible sanctions against Russia on wednesday while Defense Minister Ueli Maurer sees Swiss neutrality threatened by the OSCE Presidency. Former Ambassador Thomas Borer discussed these issues with Roger Köppel, publisher and editor-in-chief of Weltwoche in the daily talk show TalkTäglich.

Swiss Radio and Television SRF, Arena – 28.02.2014: ​​​​Are the Swiss Crazy? (in German)

"These Swiss are crazy!" This statement by the German SPD politician Ralf Stegner caused quite a stir in Switzerland. Is the image of Switzerland tattered after the popular vote against mass immigration? Or can EU politicians just not understand direct democracy in Switzerland? Thomas Borer was a guest in the popular Swiss political talk show "Arena".

Swiss Radio and Television SRF, Tagesschau – 22.02.2014: ​​​​Diplomacy concerning the mass immigration initiative (in German)

Various agreements with the EU have been put on hold after the adoption of the mass immigration initiative. Several Federal Councillors have started a good will tour in the EU - with mixed success. Experienced diplomats evaluate the situation differently, varying from anxiety to optimism.

Radio Télévision Suisse, La 1ère – 27.01.2014: ​​​​Morgning journal – The victourios Swiss (in French)

Dr. Thomas Borer was studio guest in the morning journal on the first radio station of French-speaking Switzerland. For the former ambassador, the victourios Swiss athletes influence the reputation and the image of Switzerland in the world very positively.

Swiss Radio and Television SRF, DOK – 01.05.2013: ​​​​​​​​Goodbye banking secrecy! documentary (in German)

​Switzerland wants to hold on to its baning secrecy, because it had a share in its prosperity. However, banks and the federal government falter under the pressure from the United States and from european States. In the documentary on the tax row between the Untied States and Swiss Bank​, Thomas Borer is interviewed amongst other persons.

Swiss Radio and Television SRF, Tagesschau – 13.04.2013: ​​​​EU demands automatic tax information exchange (in German)

The EU tax ministers want to establish the automatic information exchange as international standard. How should Switzerland react? Report with advises from political scientist Dieter Freiburghaus and Thomas Borer, former Swiss Ambassador.

Radio Télévision Suisse, RTS INFO – 13.12.2012: La compagnie minière “Celtique Energie” estime à 50% ses chances de trouver du gaz sous le village de Noiraigue (in French)

Thomas Borer comments on the prospective of finding natural gas underneath the village of Noiraigue in the canton of Neuchâtel. A discovery would be very benenficial for the region and a big advantage for the succes of the new enery strategy of Switzerland.​

Radio Télévision Suisse, Temps Présent​​​ – 13.12.2012: Goodbye banking secrecy! documentary (in French)

Switzerland wants to hold on to its baning secrecy, because it had a share in its prosperity. However, banks and the federal government falter under the pressure from the United States and from european States. In the documentary on the tax row between the Untied States and Swiss Bank​, Thomas Borer is interviewed amongst other persons.

Swiss Television SF, 10vor10 – 12.12.2012: Agreement failed (in German)

The tax agreement between Switzerland and Germany ist definitely buried. What is coming now for Switzerland? Federal President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and Thomas Borer, former Ambassador to Germany were present to answer any questions.

TeleZüri, TalkTäglich – 26.11.2012: Tax agreement failed? (in Swiss German)

The upper house of the German parliament said No the to tax agreement with Switzerland last Friday. The dismissive position of the German Social Democratic Party, is considered as election campaign by many. Nevertheless it seems that only a miracle could save the tax agreement with Switzerland. Is this the result of a wrong strategy of Swiss public authorities? Is this a crucial test for Swiss banks and is Switzerland ready to make further concessions?

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