Federal Council

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Federal Council

 

(German, Bundesrat), the supreme federal executive body of Switzerland, the federal government. The Federal Council consists of seven members, who are elected by the parliament, the Federal Assembly, for four-year terms. Each member of the Federal Council heads one of the council’s administrative departments: interior, military affairs, foreign affairs, justice and police, finance and customs, public economy, transportation, communications, and energy. The Federal Assembly elects the president and vice-president of Switzerland for one-year terms from among the members of the Federal Council; no member of the council may serve two successive terms as president.

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Asi que, desde la decision del Bundestrat aleman de 1957 de crear un Comite especializado en asuntos europeos, todos los Parlamentos nacionales fueron creando organos, normas y procedimientos para controlar sus respectivos gobiernos en sus actuaciones a nivel comunitario.
It is expected to be approved on 15 February by the Bundestrat, which represents the regions.
They passed through the Bundestrat unanimously and, at time of writing this Article, were before parliamentary committees in the Bundestag, having been introduced to that Chamber on February 24, 2000.

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