Federal Gazette (Switzerland)

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German: Bundesblatt
French: Feuille fédérale
Italian: Foglio federale
Swiss Copyright Law of 1883.pdf
The Bundesblatt on 7 July 1883.
Type Weekly official journal
Publisher Federal Chancellery of Switzerland
Founded 1849; 168 years ago (1849)
Language German
Website www.admin.ch

The Federal Gazette (German: Bundesblatt, BBl; French: Feuille fédérale, FF; Italian: Foglio federale, FF) publishes various official texts of the Swiss federal government, including:

  • reports of the Swiss Federal Council to the Swiss Federal Assembly, most notably the drafts of proposed laws with usually extensive explanations,
  • laws enacted by Parliament that are subject to an obligatory or facultative popular referendum,
  • reports and notifications by the Federal Council, parliamentary committees and various government agencies.

It is issued in the three official languages of Switzerland: German, French and Italian. All three language editions are equally valid. It is published by the Federal Chancellery of Switzerland in the form of weekly supplements to loose leaf binders.

Since 1999, they are also made available on the internet in PDF format. Since 1 January 2016, the electronic version (and not any more the printed one) of the Official Compilation and of the Federal Gazette is deemed authentic.

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