| Ignazio Cassis |
|Born||13 April 1961|
Sessa, Ticino, Switzerland
|Nationality||Swiss (Born: Italian)|
|Alma mater||University of Zurich|
As president of the Swiss confederation, Cassis took a leading role to "redefine" Swiss neutrality to align with NATO. Attended 2023 Bilderberg meeting.
A member of FDP. The Liberals, Cassis was elected to the Federal Council on 20 September 2017 following the resignation of Didier Burkhalter. He has headed the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs since he took office. On 8 December 2021, Cassis was elected President of the Swiss Confederation for 2022. He is often considered as one of the most influential Swiss presidents in recent history.
In 2022, as president of the Swiss confederation, Cassis took a leading role to redefine Swiss neutrality in light of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. In a delicate balance between a failed agreement towards the EU proposed framework accord and Swiss national interests, he has taken sides with the NATO with regard to international sanctions during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. On 20 October, Cassis made an official visit to Ukraine, meeting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/2023||18 May 2023||21 May 2023||Portugal|
Pestana Palace Hotel
|The 69th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Lisbon, with 128 guests on the official list. The earliest in the year since 2009.|
|Munich Security Conference/2023||17 February 2023||19 February 2023||Germany|
|Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists. The real decisions are made by deep politicians behind the scenes, elsewhere.|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2019||22 January 2019||25 January 2019||World Economic Forum|
|WEF/Annual Meeting/2020||21 January 2020||24 January 2020||World Economic Forum|
|This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.|
- "Switzerland calls for return of Crimea to Ukraine". swissinfo.ch. Retrieved 30 August 2022.