Do the Swiss right know what they’re doing?

Posted on / Columnists / European View - Greek crisis proves Switzerland is still a safe haven.

In retaliation to the German government’s uninhibited use of stolen records from Swiss banks to catch German tax cheats, Alfred Heer, an MP and member of the hard rightwing Swiss People’s Party, is proposing introducing laws forcing banks to disclose the names of German politicians, public officials and judges with undisclosed Swiss bank accounts.

I welcome the move: it clearly signals the end of banking secrecy. I'm not sure that's what the Swiss right intend - but if they want to give us what we want, we'll take it.

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