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Swiss e-ID resists rushing trust infrastructure | Biometric Update

Swiss e-ID resists rushing trust infrastructure | Biometric Update

Switzerland is debating on how to proceed with the technical implementation of its national digital identity as the 2026 deadline for its launch approaches. The main tasks are developing the US$113.3 million electronic identity (e-ID) and creating the trust infrastructure necessary for its operation. The European nation, however, is still deliberating on the best way...

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US pledges major aid package for Ukraine energy sector

US pledges major aid package for Ukraine energy sector

US Vice-President Kamala Harris has pledged a $1.5bn (£1.18bn) package of aid to Ukraine, mostly for the country’s energy sector. The funding, announced at a Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland, will help repair infrastructure damaged by Russian bombardments. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that half of the country’s power-producing capacity had been destroyed...

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Infrastructure Debt 2024 Webinar | UBS Switzerland

Infrastructure Debt 2024 Webinar | UBS Switzerland

Years of investment industry experience: 17 Alex Leung is the Head of Infrastructure Research & Strategy, which forms part of Real Estate & Private Markets within UBS Asset Management (UBS-AM). Alex joined UBS-AM in April 2018. In his current role, he conducts macro and fundamental research on the infrastructure markets, identifies investment opportunities, and develops...

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Switzerland donating CHF 10M for restoring Ukraine’s railway infrastructure.

Switzerland donating CHF 10M for restoring Ukraine’s railway infrastructure.

UkrInform Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news In 2024, Switzerland will provide additional grant funds in the amount of 10 million Swiss francs for the restoration of Ukraine’s railway infrastructure. This was reported by the Ukrzaliznytsia national rail...

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Unlocking infrastructure opportunities | UBS Switzerland

Unlocking infrastructure opportunities | UBS Switzerland

During the low-interest phase of recent years, institutional investors have included alternative investments such as infrastructure in their portfolios because of the higher return potential. As a result of interest rate increases, the return outlook for traditional asset classes, especially fixed income, has improved and investors have more flexibility to achieve their financial goals. However,...

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Switzerland deploys specialists to flood-affected areas in Armenia

Switzerland deploys specialists to flood-affected areas in Armenia

Heavy rain has caused flooding in northern Armenia, leading to considerable loss of life and destruction of property. Water and mud levels reached almost two meters in some areas and destroyed a large number of homes and infrastructure. At the request of the Armenian authorities, Switzerland is deploying specialists from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit...

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Swiss bike lobby calls for faster progress on infrastructure

Swiss bike lobby calls for faster progress on infrastructure

Since 2018, the United Nations has recognized June 3 as World Bicycle Day. Keystone / Sohail Shahzad The government must shift gears to more quickly work towards its goal of doubling bicycle traffic by 2035. This is what the organisation Pro Velo is calling for on World Bicycle Day on Monday, asking for five measures...

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Swiss Bike Lobby Calls For Faster Progress On Infrastructure

Swiss Bike Lobby Calls For Faster Progress On Infrastructure

(MENAFN– Swissinfo) The government must shift gears to more quickly work towards its goal of doubling bicycle traffic by 2035. This is what the organisation Pro Velo is calling for on World Bicycle Day on Monday, asking for five measures to be taken. This content was published on June 3, 2024 – 10:08 2 minutes...

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Krasniqi: 2030 will find Pristina with a Swiss model of sports infrastructure

Krasniqi: 2030 will find Pristina with a Swiss model of sports infrastructure

Krasniqi: 2030 will find Pristina with a Swiss model of sports infrastructure The Municipal Director for Sports in Pristina Bardh Krasniqi expresses his conviction that they will be ready in terms of infrastructure for the organization of the 2030 Mediterranean Games. In an interview for KosovaPress, Krasniqi says that he is already working with great...

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Multistakeholder Dialogue on National Digital Health Transformation

Multistakeholder Dialogue on National Digital Health Transformation

Theme: Supporting Health Systems of the Future through Robust Foundations and Digital Public Infrastructure. 28 – 29 May 2024 – ITU Towers, Geneva, Switzerland (alongside the WSIS+20 High-Level Event) “Join us at the first Global Initiative on Digital Health Multistakeholder Dialogue on National Digital Health Transformation under the framework of the World Summit of...

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Infrastructure Investor | UBS Switzerland

Infrastructure Investor | UBS Switzerland

Where are the best opportunities? The overall European infrastructure debt market is now valued at around USD 130 billion. Something like 75 percent of the opportunities are in that mid-market space. Investors have a window to take share in that space from the banks that are withdrawing. This is where the opportunities are. Previously, the...

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Switzerland mulls research infrastructure governance body – Research Professional News

Switzerland mulls research infrastructure governance body – Research Professional News

Infrastructures are “fragmented, heterogeneous and geared to short-term funding cycles”, says Swiss National Science Foundation Switzerland should create a new national governance body to oversee its management of research infrastructures, according to the Swiss National Science Foundation. Infrastructures are “vital” for research, the SNSF explained in a paper it published on 15 May setting out its...

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