Parliament regularly deals with questions concerning Swiss foreign policy. Parliamentary proceedings (motions, postulates, interpellations, questions, etc.) have been recorded by the Parliamentary Services since 1995 and can be viewed online in the Curia Vista database. In addition, the online database Dodis provides access to key documents concerning Swiss foreign policy.
Parliamentary procedural requests
Curia Vista – Database of parliamentary proceedings
In the Curia Vista database of parliamentary proceedings you will find information on all items of business dealt with in the National Council and Council of States, in full from the 45th legislative period or the 1995 winter session.
Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland is a research project which aims to publish key documents concerning Swiss foreign policy. The publications are supplemented by the Dodis online database.
Archive of parliamentary procedural requests 1945–2010
These collections include texts not published in the Official Bulletin of the Federal Assembly or the Dodis database of Swiss diplomatic documents. They allow access to documents on topics which have always been in the focus of Parliament and the public since the beginning of the post-war period. The specific focus of the collections lies on Switzerland’s stance during the Second World War and on political and economic relations between Switzerland and the Middle East and South Africa.
These collections are no longer being updated. Parliamentary procedural requests submitted after 2010 are entered in the Curia Vista database of parliamentary proceedings.
Earlier versions of the compilations were published by the FDFA's History Unit:
Switzerland-South Africa 1948-1994. Archives and parliamentary procedural requests (in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Archives, 2000; ISBN 3-908439-04-3).
Switzerland and the Second World War. Compilation of the parliamentary procedural requests 1985-2000 (2001).
Switzerland-Middle East from the post-war period to the 1990s (in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Archives, 2004, ISBN 3-0340-0684-5).