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Administratively the Swiss Confederation consists of 26 cantons, one of the most fabulous places in the world. The beauty of the alpine territory, combined with green landscapes is just like in a dream. Switzerland is one of the more important financial centres in the world and considered one of the countries with the highest quality of life and one of the best places to live in the world. Switzerland is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Switzerland is divided into three linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian.
Foreign policy is characterized by Switzerland’s traditional neutrality, maintained since 1674, the first official declaration of neutrality of Switzerland. Switzerland is a member of global organizations ( approximately 250), among the most famous being the Red Cross, United Nations, CERN, WTO. Thanks to its innovative strength, its political and economic system and its outstanding infrastructure, Switzerland is an attractive and highly competitive location for business. The Swiss health system has earned the reputation of being one of the best in the world. There is a vast network of hospitals and doctors, where waiting lists for specialist treatment in public health facilities are very rare and the medical technologies are amongst the most advanced in the world.
With its Latin and Germanic traditions, different cultures related to the history of its people and its guests, Switzerland is an amazing melting pot at the heart of Europe, but outside the European community, where people live together, speak different languages and practice different religions. Despite its limited area and a lack of raw materials, Switzerland has industries of considerable global significance and plays an important role as a provider of financial services. The stable economic and political conditions have led many companies active throughout the world to establish their headquarters in Switzerland, which is a very safe country and offers the highest quality of life. Cities and rural areas receive high marks for criteria such as income, health, climate, geography, political stability, security and individual freedoms, as well as social and family life. Freedom of movement and security are guaranteed always and everywhere to everyone. The safe environment and the discretion of the Swiss are very much appreciated: even in Switzerland important international personalities are walking in the cities without bodyguards as petty crime is almost absent. Switzerland is a country very sensitive to the issue of protection of the environment and carefully considers the effects of economic activities on the environment. In particular, energy policy and transport policy are geared towards protecting the environment.
The fiscal and political stability of the Swiss Confederation attracts a growing number of companies and individuals to move to Swiss soil.
The rates of taxation in Switzerland are among the lowest in Europe, both for companies, where tax rates vary between 16% and 25%, and for individuals, where tax rates vary between 5% to 20% and for whom lump-sum taxation is also available, as well as other benefits of various kinds.
VAT - the lowest in Europe - is at 8 %, although for some consumer goods it is applied at a rate of 2.5%. Switzerland is in many respects one of the world’s special and unique countries. That's why Switzerland is one of the top destinations for entrepreneurs, industrialists, professionals and families from around the world. For all these reasons Switzerland is the most popular destination for immigrants from all over the world.
The Swiss economy is undoubtedly a successful economy : Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita.
The Swiss franc is considered one of the strongest currencies in the world, with a very low rate of inflation. The unemployment rate remains low, one of the lowest in Europe and in the world.