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February 2021 Issue

The past year has been full of challenges and uncertainties. However, we have also seen the emergence of an incredible solidarity among people. In this issue you can find many examples of generosity and benevolence. Many Swiss Clubs are meeting online due to restrictions - check out the Swiss Club Edinburgh's Monthly Stammtisch, follow New Helvetic Society and Unione Ticinese for cultural activities and the Swiss Benevolent Society and Swiss in the UK for virtual coffee mornings amongst others. 

2021 is the year in when Brexit becomes effective and the terms of application for Settled Status expire. The Ambassador sent a long message to remind us not to miss this year’s deadlines and to encourage us to look at the present with optimism. If you are uncertain about your status or need advice, visit the Embassy's FAQs, the Brexit guidance page and Swiss Benevolent Society

This is also the year in which Swiss citizens in the UK are called upon to elect their representatives to the Council of Swiss Abroad (CSA). In the first pages, you can find the call for candidates and voters. We need everyone's participation.

Call for candidates to stand in the elections are now open! Find out all about the elections of the UK Delegates to the CSA on our dedicated Elections page

Deadline to submit your application is midnight, 28th February 2021.

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Gioia Palmieri Swiss Review UK Pages Editor

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