Monday, March 23, 2009


Friday's leading page from the Tages Anzeiger, "The Struggle with Germany over tax evasion gets nastier."

The caption says, "It wasn't cheap, but it was perfect for working out our own solution!" The massive punching bag head is Peter Steinbrueck, the German Finance Minister, who has taken an aggressive stance against the Swiss Banking Secrecy - the rhetoric has been heated, with associations with the Nazis being made by some in local politics.

While it has probably faded from the US papers, the talk of Swiss Banking Secrecy is still going strong here in Switzerland. ..

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