Manifesto Neutrality 21 - Necessary adjustment of neutrality

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Event.png Manifesto Neutrality 21 - Necessary adjustment of neutrality Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
DateMay 2024
ParticipantsSanija Ameti, Joseph Aregger, Bettina Ballmer, Nicole Barandun, Christine Beerli, Roger Blum, Stephan Breitenmoser, Casanovas Enrico, Thomas Cottier, Marco Curti, Joseph Deiss, Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Bénédict de Cerjat, Roger de Weck, Christian Etter, Klaus Fischer, Paul Fivat, Beat Flach, Alexandre Flückiger, Kurt Fluri, Erika Forster, Ueli Forster, Peter Forstmoser, Christoph Frei, Felix Frey, Hans-Peter Fricker, Jean-Daniel Gerber, Ida Glanzmann-Hunkeler, Martin Gollmer, Corina Gredig, Tim Guldimann, Ulrich Gut, André Holenstein, Dieter Imboden, Rolf Jeker, Marco Jorio, Elisabeth Joris, Franz Kellerhals, Rolf Kipfer, Dominik Knill, Andreas Koellreuter, Georg Kreis, Patrick Kury, Regine Landmann, Christoph Lanz, Jean-Hubert Lebet, Arthur Liener, Christa Markwalder, Arnold Marti, Simon Michel, Markus H.F. Mohler, Pierre Moor, Georg Müller, Giusep Nay, Beat Nobs, Roger Nordmann, Eric Nussbaumer, Beat Oberlin, Bernardino Regazzoni, Peter Regli, Réné Rhinow, Maja Riniker, Franzika Roth, Marc Rüdisüli, Urs Saxer, Fritz Schiesser, Samuel Schmid, Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter, Rainer J. Schweizer, Paul Seger, Priska Seiler Graf, Casper Selg, Kurt Spillmann, Walter Steinmann, Daniela Turnherr, Peter Uebersax, Gérard Viatte, Kaspar Villiger, Stefan Vogel, André von Graffenried, Beatrice von Matt, Peter von Matt, Beat Walti, Philippe Welti, Hans Werder, Daniel Woker, Jean. Zwahlen
Description87 well-known Swiss political figures who signed a manifesto to "update" the 400 years of Swiss neutrality policy, instead aligning with NATO and the EU.

In May 2024, 87 well-known Swiss political figures published a manifesto calling on the Swiss government to "update" Switzerland's 400 years of neutrality to the present time, and instead align closer with NATO.[1]

Own words

Putin's Russia has irretrievably changed the security face of our continent with the brutal war of aggression against the future EU member Ukraine, and thus against all democracies in Europe. This also applies to Switzerland and its foreign policy. Our neutrality, which was practiced until February 2022, has thus become obsolete and is no longer recognized in Europe. The current official foreign policy does not sufficiently take this finding into account. In particular, it fails to recognize that the foundations have fundamentally changed since Switzerland joined the United Nations and thus its commitment to collective security. Attackers and victims must no longer be treated equally.[2]

Neutrality has lost its usefulness for Switzerland's military security. This depends above all on NATO and the EU and its member states. The protective effect of neutrality is determined by the benefits it provides to the international community. The importance of neutrality as a foreign policy instrument in the context of European security must therefore be reviewed again and again. It cannot be understood as permanent and everlasting.[2]

A powerful army serves a credible security policy of Switzerland, regardless of whether Switzerland is neutral or not. In peacetime, Switzerland is preparing with NATO and the EU in such a way that, in the event of aggression, it can defend itself militarily together with the democratic constitutional states. It works closely with them in armament, training and leadership, so that the interoperability of the armed forces and the combat of the combined weapons is ensured.[2]

Switzerland should adapt the Embargo Act. In addition to the sanctions imposed by the [UN]] and the main trading partners, the Federal Council can also take its own measures.

In its exercise, neutrality is subject to collective security and humanitarian interventions (R2P) and allows Switzerland to provide appropriate support services, such as the granting of overflight rights or the transit of troops and materials for the benefit of a victim of aggression and the affected civilian population.[2]


Known Participants

5 of the 87 of the participants already have pages here:

Christine BeerliSwiss politician who attended her first Bilderberg in 2018 as Vice President of the Red Cross
Joseph DeissEconomist and politician who was a Member of the Swiss Federal Council from 1999 to 2006.
Peter ForstmoserSwiss corporate lawyer, academic, money man. IISS. Club of Rome.
Christa MarkwalderAttended Bilderberg as President of the Swiss National Council. Handpicked as a Young Leader throughout her career by mighty interests.
Roger de WeckWEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1994. Director-General of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation 2011-2017.
Many thanks to our Patrons who cover ~2/3 of our hosting bill. Please join them if you can.