Visit of a high ranking delegation from Ethiopia
On May 5th, 2017, the Institute of Federalism has welcomed a high ranking delegation from Ethiopia. Leaded by H.E. Yalew Abate, Speaker of the House of Federation, the delegation comprised five Governors of Ethiopian National Regional States (Oromo, Amhara, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples, Gambella and Benishangul Gumuz, accompanied by ambassadors and civil servants, under the auspices of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Desk Southern-Sahara Africa and Francophonia.
As their entire study tour was focusing on finances and fiscal federalism, Dr. Nicolas Schmitt presented them a conference devoted to the allocation of powers and finances in Switzerland, insisting on the necessity to a fair redistribution of taxes and revenues in order to preserve the peace, the prosperity and the balance between diverse minorities.