MIL-OSI Translation: Brief information from the Council of State meeting of June 12, 2024

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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

Source: Canton of Neuchatel Switzerland

06/13/2024

​Federal Affairs

The Council of State responded to two federal consultation procedures:

Agreement between Switzerland, Germany and Italy concerning solidarity measures aimed at ensuring security of gas supply; Amendment to the Electricity Supply Act (requirements to be met by systemically important companies).

Responses to the federal consultations are available at www.ne.ch/ConsultationsFederales.

Cantonal affairs

Cantonal popular legislative initiative “1% for culture” The cantonal popular legislative initiative entitled “1% for culture” requires that the equivalent of at least 1% of the state budget be devoted to supporting cultural activities. Basically, the Council of State understands the aspirations of the initiators and specifically wishes to strengthen cantonal support for culture through the new law on the encouragement of cultural activities (LEAC) and the La Chaux-de-project. Swiss Cultural Capital Fund. In form, however, he cannot support the 1% initiative. This would indeed pose too many difficulties in establishing the cantonal budget and in defining the scope of the expenditure concerned. The Council of State therefore recommends the rejection of the initiative in its report to the Grand Council.

The Council of State granted naturalization to 49 people and their families.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and/or sentence structure not be perfect.

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