Ueli Maurer: E s is possible, that we need to load. The 20 billion are tight. We started on Thursday. If it goes on like this, we are in no later than ten days shot. Over 30,000 requests have already been made. Alone on Thursday and Friday, the Federal government has guaranteed total guarantees in the amount of around four billion. Tempo is everything: If we don’t pump money into the economy, we have in a matter of weeks, tens of thousands of unemployed.

As much as is necessary. We’re going into debt to save jobs.

In the last 14 years, the Federal government 30 billion Swiss francs debt reduced and is financially in a good position. Of 50 billion in additional debt, then it will take around 25 years – or a Generation – until we pay off this amount again. You must keep in mind. Money is quickly distributed.

Not directly. After the crisis, all need some air, since you are not allowed to stifle the recovering economy again.

Many countries the promise of large sums, without knowing how the money comes to the companies. In Switzerland, you know, all moved in the same direction. With the result that loans are handled under a half a Million now, in fact, within half an hour. It works.

Our account looks like this: We make money for the expense of about three months. This amount has to pay off a entrepreneurs in five to seven years. In other words, he must pay annually the expenses of half a month. This has to be possible. If you can not, maybe today is already on the wrong track.

The Alternative would be that you have no money. Because of the interest-free loan is the better Chance.

Or it supports smaller farms with direct payments?
Who pays for it? To The General Public. the

Yes, but not at all! If five percent of the enterprises do not pay back the loan, it will cost the public one billion Swiss francs. It may be that it takes in individual cases, special solutions.

The immediate measures to be taken. Maybe we need to look at that again. All things considered, we have made within the Decisions of a few days is very reasonable.

Without the guarantees of the Federal government, the banks would have granted the relatively risky loans hardly. Certainly not to the extent as it is necessary. For most of you this is already more of a loss of business.

The banks have since the financial crisis, of course, some image problems. With the current promotion, you can show that you have done your homework and equity built up. For these reasons, you are now capable of this role. The Swiss banks worldwide to those who capitalized the best.

It is a mixture of two concepts. The banks, especially the big companies and their involvement with 15 per cent of the risk in the eye. But we said Before we have not helped the Small – to the hairdresser, a flower shop – we can’t distribute the Big money.

We must now plan to start, as you can lead to the loosening is brought about. The economy as quickly as possible back to the normal state. To do this, the mental aspect of this, The people need to get out, you can’t lock up people forever on the inside. The current state of Affairs is in the long term is not tenable, neither mentally nor economically.

you have to think of. It is important that we continue the operation from zero to a hundred high. The people must be aware of the fact that certain measures shall continue to apply. The employee must keep the company at the beginning, continue to distance. And at-risk persons, we will need the protection no longer maintained.

The is in fact difficult. I don’t have the solution yet.

Yes, of course. People appreciate the extraordinary, if I sit in the Morning in the train. Ah, the Federal Council also train you, then you say. Sometimes I’m also Cycling to work and freezing my minus three degrees feet. I just try to live normally. But of course, I am careful to wash regularly my hands and try to get anyone too close.

To the Person

Since 2016 Ueli Maurer (69) of the Swiss Federal Department of Finance (FDF) is. Previously, the Zürcher oberländer was six-years-in-chief in the defense Department (VBS). His political career Maurer ZH started as a local councillor in Hinwil, Switzerland. From 1983 until his election to the national Council in 1991 politi, he focused for the SVP in the Zurich cantonal Parliament. From 1996 to 2008, presided Maurer, the SVP Switzerland. 2013 and 2019, he served as Federal President. l


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