It was a spectacular scene staged by the Economiesuisse in the Bundesplatz: the 18 cargo containers would show how much Switzerland was exporting in ten minutes. At the end of October, the economic umbrella organization positioned itself against the SVP's self-determination attempt. According to his own words, Economiesuisse represented nearly 100,000 members of the company through chambers of commerce and chambers of industry, and the executive committee unanimously decided to reject the initiative to self-determination.
Over the years, Daniel sat on the board of the Knecht Economic Association, his seat was 62, and he handed over the presidency of the Aargau Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AIHK) to Marianne Wildi in the summer of 2017. At that time there were faces and flowers from Wildi to Wildi – but when it comes to the SVP initiative, the old and the new do not agree.
Just a week after the action of Economiesuisse in Bern, an article was published in the Weltwoche, where Knecht spoke in favor of yes. In particular, he noted the tension between managers:, In the short term, it is often easier and easier for companies to get regulations or external requirements. Ede Such benefits are reluctant to give to interest groups. "But if you look at things in the long run, today's advantage may be the disadvantage of tomorrow."
Deviant in FDP
The president of the International AIHK may be tempted to avoid international agreements and friction with foreign countries, but may cause problems in the long run. Knecht is the owner and manager of Knecht Brugg Holding AG, which employs approximately 220 people and operates in the construction, transportation, recycling, chemicals and real estate sectors.
Daniel Knecht, who said yes to his attempt to determine his own destiny, opposes the Chamber of Commerce which he chaired from 2007 until 2017, but his party. Once Knecht had a seat in the Grand Council and ran to the National Council, the FDP Aargau had openly rejected the SVP initiative, with a 90-th party vote holding a slogan of 5 to 5 votes.
The or World Week or entrepreneur, Knecht, points to the danger of disrupting consensus between the economy and the population. Freedom, self-determination, has never been more free. There is also the price, but there is also a value in itself. Or Switzerland finds it impressive how well the economically difficult years are. Often, this was due to the general conditions that emerged with the democratic participation of the citizens.
But why is it openly against canton at the canton level Econiomesuisse and AIHK? In Weltwoche, Knecht says there are signs that businesses managed by the owner have a different position than large companies. ”Smaller corporations in associations are less dominant than the older ones, so this view is probably less than the secret ballot, which is probably in the published opinion,“ he suspects. Knecht reminds us of the current feelings of the Brexit conflict in the United Kingdom and reminds us that the outcome in the ballot box came out in a different way than previously predicted.
«The attitude of a private person»
According to recent surveys, a yes would be a big surprise for the SVP initiative on November 25th – but the current President of the Chamber of Commerce warns: "The initiative to determine its own fate will undoubtedly put Switzerland at risk of international relations." Yes, according to Marianne Wildi, the global customer relations of Aargauer and the prosperity of Switzerland. Already in the summer, the broad-based AIHK board discussed the SVP initiative. "After much debate, the bill gave a significant distribution – 3 to 3 with 3 shots."
The fact that the "World Week" is a joy, Marianne Wildi seems quiet when Marianne Wildi, the president of the association's predecessors, publishes a yes for their self-determination. Iyor Daniel Knecht now seems to be a private person, his attitude has no effect on AIHK's decision-making. “ Unlike Knecht's personal personality, he – as AIHK chairman – understands, "first of all, more than 1800 members of our company's mouthpiece".
Among them are the supporters of the SVP initiative, he admits. One of them is Otto H. Suhner, President of Suhner Holding AG in Brugg, who speaks in favor of yes in "World Week." Vice-Presidents of AIHK, one of the transport entrepreneur Hansjörg Bertschi, are members of a committee for the initiative. "The vast majority of our members are absolutely against it, as evidenced by the clear slogan on the board." "Therefore, I represent this attitude, which corresponds to my attitude as a special person."
In the event of a yes, all international agreements signed by Switzerland (Wildi: "Approx. 5,000") will be subject to a permanent reservation. This is a comprehensive response statement in the text of the initiative. "One of the serious consequences would be legal uncertainty". Entrepreneurs could no longer plan long-term, because v it is not clear what will happen tomorrow. Girişim In addition, the economy will expect international trade partners to react with restrictions. "Switzerland is at risk of losing its reputation as a reliable trading partner," Wildi warns.
Is that a fake campaign?
For an export-oriented economy such as Switzerland, stable framework conditions are important. Wildi said, ler These are not only created by internal laws, but by cooperation with and cooperation with other countries. Değil For this reason, the majority of AIHK board members have the risks of the initiative. weighted higher than benefits.
Wildi, according to his predecessor's claim, misleading yes campaign claims to be uncomfortable. "The fake package implies that the enterprise allows us to determine our democracy and self-determination. They want to believe that international law is a foreigner dictated from outside our country. That's just wrong," he criticizes. Switzerland already decides whether to sign an international treaty with another country. Moreover, Switzerland does not only reject EU law, but makes exceptions in any case, taking into account country-specific characteristics. "Finally, Switzerland is free to resign from a contract that no longer fits it. All of this is already in force – we don't need the initiative to do this," Wildi says.
At the same time, on November 25, a yes is a contradiction that will not make Switzerland more self-decisive. In the event of a conflict between the federal constitution and the pragmatic solution of international law, a fixed renegotiation or termination mechanism that provides the initiative will no longer be possible, according to Wildi. "This makes our country highly dependent on the goodwill of foreign contractors." Ironically, the adoption of the so-called self-determination initiative would undermine Switzerland's bargaining position.