Circumvented sanctions? – Elected officials punish Bern’s laxity towards Melnichenko

Elected officials punish Bern’s laxity towards Melnichenko

Andrey Melnichenko and his wife Aleksandra in 2019.

In its Sunday edition, the “SonntagsZeitungechoes the discontent on the part of the political class. Starting with the president of the PLR, Thierry Burkart, who says he is “very surprised” that the procedure has been accepted by SECO.

Aleksandra Melnichenko is the new beneficiary of the trust.
“SECO made it too easy for itself,” says PLR head Thierry Burkart.

“Major shortcomings”

Cédric Wermuth speaks of “huge gaps in the Swiss system”.

‘Not on the sanctions list’

Manuela Weichelt (Greens/ZG) expects SECO to enforce the rules with regard to family relationships.

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