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Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

The Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC, German: Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation, French: Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et des communications, Italian: Dipartimento federale dell'ambiente, dei trasporti, dell'energia e delle comunicazioni, Romansh: About this soundDepartament federal per ambient, traffic, energia e communicaziun ) is one of the seven departments of the Swiss federal government, headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council.

Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
(in German) Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation
(in French) Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et des communications
(in Italian) Dipartimento federale dell'ambiente, dei trasporti, dell'energia e delle comunicazioni
(in Romansh) Departament federal per ambient, traffic, energia e communicaziun
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Agency overview
Formed1848; 171 years ago (1848)
JurisdictionFederal administration of Switzerland
HeadquartersBern
Employees2,500[1]
Annual budgetExpenditure: CHF 9 billion
Revenue: CHF 815.3 million
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible
Websitewww.uvek.admin.ch
The building of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, the Federal Roads Office and the Federal Office of Energy (2014).

OrganisationEdit

The Department is composed of the following offices:[2]

The following independent authorities are affiliated to the DETEC for administrative purposes:

Name of departmentEdit

  • 1848–1859: Department of Posts and Construction
  • 1860–1872: Department of Posts
  • 1873–1878: Department of Posts and Telegraph
  • 1879–1962: Department of Posts and Railways
  • 1963–1978: Department of Transport, Communications and Energy
  • 1979–1997: Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy
  • Since 1998: Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

List of heads of the departmentEdit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Chancellery. "The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2009". Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "The aims of the Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communications (DETEC)". Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved May 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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