The country's government decided not to cancel "Status S" for Ukrainian immigrants who left Ukraine due to the war, and extended the validity of this status until March 4, 2025. This was written in a statement by the Federal Council of Switzerland.



✅ The Federal Council has decided not to cancel (extend) the S protection status for Ukrainian refugees until March 4, 2025 due to the war in Ukraine (it may end earlier, if the war ends).


✅ The Federal Council aims to increase the employment rate from the current level of 20% to 40% by the end of 2024.


✅ Continue measures to support integration in the labor market, including language courses and special support programs (until March 4, 2025).


✅ In the future, stricter requirements will be imposed on the cantons regarding the use of federal funding. This involves not only providing language support to all Ukrainians seeking protection, but also clarifying the potential of each person and their needs for support.

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January 10, 2024