The new book “such As the Swissair, UBS saved” by the former chief editor of the Sunday view, Bernhard Weissberg (60) provides for red heads (EYES reported). Especially in the case of Hans-Rudolf Merz (76).

The old Federal Council, gets his fat and the highest point. Namely, from the former Director of the Swiss Federal banking Commission (SFBC), Daniel Zuberbühler (71).

What happened? At that time, ten years ago, in that tumultuous Saturday 20. September 2008, as the then Finance Minister Merz has been informed by the Directorate of the SNB and the SFBC, that the UBS required up to 70 billion Swiss francs for the rescue, listened to his heart beat.

Merz collapsed in his dwelling house in Herisau, AR. Heart attack! One of the most Central characters, had spoken of “regulatory reasons” against a rescue of the UBS, was out of action. In the breach, Federal councillor Mrs Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf (63) jumped. In an interview with the “Aargauer Zeitung” (edition of Tuesday), says Merz: “The message that the UBS must be saved with 60 to 70 billion, was a big excitement. The extent made clear to me: The crash can not be used without the help of the state, prevented.”

Merz from “ideological” reasons against the rescue

“That has him charged so that he suffered this heart attack”, is quoted the former SFBC Director zuberbühler in the book. Merz have this confirmed later in an Interview, too. “There’s something came up to him, he had rejected the ideologically vehemently.” The have blown away the FDP-the Federal Council is simply.

that’s not enough: Cynical Zuberbühler at Merz’ heart attack “a stroke of luck speaks”. “Because, if Merz had the action out of ideological reasons behind shoots, then the Plan would have failed, probably”, as stated in the agreed interview Protocol. “Or the rescue would have become chaotic, and thus much more expensive.”

Merz: “So, that’s stupid.”

Zuberbühler draws still more from the leather: “He (Merz a. d. R.) wanted to get out out of the ICU and stop it, but that the Federal Council was able to prevent happiness.” Later, Merz supported the rescue. “Also, as the Whole thing ended with a profit for the Federal and later the national Bank.”

VIEW reaches a enervierten Merz: “That is simply not true. I was in Intensive care in a coma! How could I influence. Zuberbühler says the truth.”

He wanted to have anything to do with the matter: “It’s been ten years!” Zuberbühler himself speaks of a “giant theatre”, does not want to comment on the matter but more. Only so much: “I stand by what I said.”

On Thursday, 16. In October 2008, shortly before seven o’clock, crack of a communication from the Federal Council of Switzerland from the sleep. In only slightly verklausulierter Form, he informed the country that the largest Swiss Bank, stand in front of the collapse and had to be rescued by the state. UBS was among the banks that speculated on the real estate market is particularly strong, and according to billion-had a run-in losses. Then, the Confederation and the Swiss national Bank presented the solution: As a lesson from the Swissair Grounding they had started already in 2002 with the drawing up of rescue plans for the big banks. 16. October 2008, the U.S. government and the national Bank of UBS up to 60 billion dollars to 54 billion dollars from the national Bank should be invested in a special purpose company for the purchase of the “toxic” securities, the UBS. The Federal government even introduced the embattled UBS six billion Swiss francs in the Form of a mandatory convertible bond available. UBS was rescued. Sven Zaugg

UBS didn’t have to be saved

the fact is: At 16. October 2008, the U.S. government and the national Bank of UBS up to 60 billion dollars to 54 billion dollars from the national Bank in a special-purpose company should be incorporated for the purchase of “toxic” securities, the UBS. The Federal government even introduced the embattled UBS six billion Swiss francs in the Form of a mandatory convertible bond available.

when he’s not Even one of the great figures of that time, Peter Kurer (70), is later to record that the state had been help for in the year of 2008 in the troubled UBS is unnecessary. The bailout plan for UBS in October 2008, set by the Swiss national Bank and Swiss Federal banking Commission against the will of the Bank’s management, the former UBS Chairman of the Board, in an Interview with the “NZZ on Sunday” a year ago.

you have expressed “your rescue plan as the only remaining Option – diplomatic – very vigorously represented.”