The organization of vaccination, in particular, is “a huge disappointment”, criticizes the president of the umbrella organization, Christoph Mäder.
Economiesuisse criticizes the management of the coronavirus pandemic in Switzerland. The organization of vaccination, in particular, is “a huge disappointment”, criticizes the president of the umbrella organization, Christoph Mäder, in an interview published Monday by Blick.
In a country that considers itself high-tech, it can’t be very complicated to develop an IT tool that allows you to register within a reasonable timeframe, he says. According to him, if there is something positive to be learned from this crisis, it is to be hoped that digitalization will really progress.
Christoph Mäder also believes that action must be taken in the area of communication. A lot has gone wrong in this industry in the past.
Since the start of the crisis, the biggest quack has been the discussion about the usefulness of masks. The president of economiesuisse cannot understand that it has been claimed that masks are useless. This has seriously damaged the credibility of Confederation and undermined the confidence of the people.
The same goes for the bickering between Bern and the cantons. In addition, there has been too long a reluctance to conduct large-scale screening tests, criticizes Mäder.
The framework agreement remains central
The president of economiesuisse also decides on the framework agreement between Switzerland and the European Union. The umbrella organization fully supports the continuation of the bilateral path. With the exception of the framework agreement, no solution has proved realistic so far.
Clarifications and improvements are needed, in particular on the directive on European citizenship. If it is not possible to limit access to Swiss social benefits to people with an employment contract, the economy will certainly say no to the agreement, underlines Mäder.
The latter, on the other hand, sees no problem in the role given to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the event of a dispute – as long as its competence is clearly defined. “Opponents can continue to claim that the framework agreement allows the EU to dictate all Swiss law. It is simply false, ”he assures us.
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