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Certify your identity on the web safely

The Federal Law on Electronic Identification Services (e-ID) should make identification on the Internet simpler and more secure. A breakthrough in digitization to be voted on at the polls on March 7.

The Federal Law on Electronic Identification Services (e-ID) should make identification on the Internet simpler and more secure. A breakthrough in digitization to be voted on at the polls on March 7.


This is a fact that Swiss internet users are not necessarily aware of: the current solutions for identifying themselves personally on the Internet are not really regulated. For businesses, individuals and authorities, completing online procedures requires secure and easy identification more than ever. It was to create clear rules and improve legal certainty and reliability that the federal authorities introduced the Federal Act on Electronic Identification Services (e-ID). The referendum having been successful, we will vote on this text on March 7th.

 

Lagging behind in the field of digitization, Switzerland has a great opportunity to take a leap forward in this area. This project enjoys wide support, which I gladly associate my own. The result of a long process, this law creates clear rules for better data protection and greater legal certainty. Above all, it guarantees that the data will remain in Switzerland. By equipping itself with such a system, our country will increase its independence vis-à-vis the major international platforms, which by far do not meet our requirements in terms of data protection and security.

 

On a voluntary basis

 

This system allows you to identify yourself safely on the Internet and reduce the countless accounts and connections, and thus the accumulation of passwords. For example, it will be possible to avoid certain administrative procedures. It is not a substitute for official identity documents because, unlike the passport, the e-ID does not contain biometric data, such as fingerprints. Personal data can only be used for identification upon request of the person who owns this digital sesame. The transmission and marketing of data is also prohibited. The e-ID is acquired on a voluntary basis. Those who do not intend to use it will in any case have access to all types of administrative services.

 

One point is particularly debated: the technical infrastructure will be developed and operated by cantons or municipalities, but also by private companies. Some fear that the State will thus abandon part of its sovereign mission. This is not the case: the law clearly prescribes that sovereignty over identity data remains exclusively with the Confederation. It alone can guarantee the accuracy of a person's identifying characteristics, and it does not give access to state records to third parties. For the rest, I believe that by entrusting this task to private companies, we use the right skills where they are. There are also a number of them in the canton of Vaud.

 

One more word: refusing this text would constitute an extremely damaging step backwards for a Switzerland which has the duty to become more digital in order to remain competitive. There is no alternative to this text. Going over the whole process would cost us at least four years. It is a “luxury” that we cannot afford.

Should civic majority correspond to sexual majority?

 

"Well-meaning" political circles would like to lower the age of federal civic majority from 18 to 16, but without granting the right to stand for election or lowering the age of civil majority. There's nothing new under the sun

 

Should civic majority correspond to sexual majority?

It was in 1991 that the age of federal civic majority was lowered from 20 to 18 years, while the civil majority remained fixed at 20 years until 1996. Logic was already taking a hit at that time. A certain number of citizens therefore seem to consider that civil rights are a toy whose use should not be reserved for adults alone. I clearly remember the referendum campaign against the lowering of the federal civic majority to 18 years. When the opponents - of which I was a part - deplored and refused the dissociation between the civic majority and the civilian majority, the defenders of the 18 years for the civic majority replied that it was more complicated to lower the civilian majority than the civic majority right for which they were only concerned with the civic majority. This is perfectly correct, technically,

 

Some cantons do, however

 

It should be noted that the cantons sometimes have a civic majority that is different from the civilian majority (Tel Glaris: 16 years old for a few years already). This political error is due to the fact that the cantons do not have the competence to modify the civil majority which depends only on federal law. They are certainly wrong to spoil the value of the right to vote at the cantonal level by dissociating this right from the civil majority, but we cannot cite them as an example since they do not have the competence to modify the civil majority.

 

 Devalue democracy

 

It seems that minors must be given the right to vote so that they feel consulted and because civic rights cannot be “reserved” for certain people.

 

A true connoisseur of the functioning of semi-direct (or direct) democracy would know that the right to vote is not used to consult the citizens but to make them participate in a decision which will bind the authorities. When citizens want to express themselves without committing themselves, they have a right of petition which precisely does not take into account either the age or the nationality of the signatories, but allows everyone to address a request, a wish to the authority, therefore to make known his opinion. The federal constitution stipulates (art. 33 para. 2) that the authority must take cognizance of it.

 

Of course, a vote has no direct individual effect. But we cannot give credence to the idea that it only serves to consult the citizens to know their opinion, without binding the authorities. To dissociate the civic majority from the civil majority is to reduce each vote to an act devoid of any responsibility. Knowing that democracy is the political regime that requires the most sense of responsibility from citizens, we measure the ignorance and political immaturity of defenders of the civic majority for minors without civil responsibility. It is worrying, although it is not new.

 

 Create second-class citizens

 

As for dissociating the right to vote from the right to be elected, as proposed by the defenders of the lowering of the civic majority to 16 years - because a minor who does not yet have the right to direct his life cannot be elected to lead a population! - is to create a subclass of citizens: half-citizens would only have the right to vote, “real” citizens would have the right to vote and to be elected. Under the pretext of extending the right to vote to a greater number of people, we are tinkering with an unacceptable inequality. Democracy is a very demanding political regime; it is not a minor flatter.

 

It is easier to lower the civic or sexual majority than the civil majority

 

When we lower the age of civic majority, we increase the number of future ballots and the number of voters to win for political parties. When we lower the age of sexual majority, we increase the number of people with whom adults can have sex without risking punishment. Those who plead for these kinds of abatements do not incur any responsibility whatsoever; they just have fun.

 

When we lower the age of civil majority, we significantly change the parent-child relationship; we reduce the duration of parental responsibility. According to current law, parents are only automatically required to contribute financially to the education of their child until the child reaches the age of majority. Afterwards, they are still legally obliged to do so under certain conditions, but it is no longer automatic and if the parents do not do it spontaneously, the child must demand it in a lawsuit. It is very heavy psychically for the child. There is clearly deterioration in the financial situation of many young people during the gymnasium years, for example, since the age of civil majority was lowered from 20 to 18 years.

 

In short, when adults demand a lowering of the age of political majority by dissociating it from the civilian majority, they are happy to distort civil rights and flatter young people.

Ongs: well-ordered charity begins with oneself?

Annual salary of Kenneth Ross, Director of the NGO Human Rights Watch: 610,000 dollars.

 

Severance pay for Irène Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International when she was dismissed in 2008 by the Board of the organization after 9 years of service and one year from the end of her mandate: 850,000 francs.

 


Annual salary of the Director of ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: $ 852,000.

 

Annual salary of the Director of the American YMCA: $ 786,000.

 

Annual salary of the Director of the Audubon Society devoted to the protection of birds: $ 695,000.

 

RENUMERATIONS TO GIVE VERTIGE

 

 

 

If these levels of remuneration can at first glance make you dizzy, they are only the reflection of societal evolution. Faced with a lack of the state in the social field, individuals of good will united to undertake charitable actions in favor of the most deprived. Originally, these associations were essentially the prerogative of Anglo-Saxon countries with little interventionist governments. Thus, in the 18th and 19th centuries, NGOs played an important role in the fight against slavery and the development of trade union action.

 

In 1945, as part of the creation of the United Nations, the need was felt to create a legal framework that would identify what was to be defined as Non-Governmental Organizations with non-profit goals dedicated primarily to social action. This approach made it possible to differentiate NGOs, either from UN bodies or from organizations emanating directly from governments.

 

AN INCOUNTOURNABLE PRESENCE

 

Fifty years later, NGOs have become an essential component of the contemporary world. It is estimated today that the number of NGOs around the world, all causes combined, is around 10 million. In India there are some 3.3 million. In the United Kingdom, where they are qualified as “charities”, they employ some 750,000 full-time staff and 2.2 million volunteers. In Europe, their number is estimated at 4000. But it is the United States, where there are 1.5 million, which sets the tone with an annual disbursement of some 30 billion dollars.

 

FOUR SUBSTRATES

 

In the galaxy of American NGOs we can distinguish four substrates. First, there is what can be described as a screen NGO. The best known is the National Endowment for Democracy or National Fund for Democracy. Created in 1983 by the US Congress in the form of an NGO, its task was to take over from the CIA in funding worldwide opinion movements favorable to Washington's interests. With an annual budget of $ 185 million allocated by the US Congress and a multitude of donations averaging around $ 50,000, the NED funds groups or organizations that aim to promote "democracy" around the world, whether among the Uighurs, Tibet, Hong Kong etc. with a strong focus on Ukraine. On the other hand,

 

Then there is the great mass of NGOs with multiple vocations that range from the protection of monkeys to research on cancer, help them children, the promotion of national monuments, veterans associations, the dissemination of the Bible, the rescue of lost cats, diabetes research, and more.

 

NGOs WITH A HUMANITARIAN VOCATION

 

Finally, there are the humanitarian NGOs which operate in the field and provide tangible aid.

The proliferation of humanitarian crises, their magnitude and the awareness among developed countries of their responsibilities have wiped out charity lovers. The result is that large humanitarian NGOs have become the equivalent of multinationals.

 

 

 

INDISPENSABLE PROFESSIONALS

 

And when budgets reach billion dollars there is no alternative to management professionals with corresponding compensation. So if the director of the American Red Cross received an annual salary of 709,000 dollars, he manages a budget of 3,665 billion dollars and supervises 19,345 employees… which is not to say that the subject / remuneration relationship is always constant…. example the "American Joint Distribution Committee" which has 991 collaborators and a budget of 284 million dollars is supervised by a board of directors of ... 172 members and grants to its director a remuneration of 920 000 dollars per year. As for the “Secours Catholique” to take another example, which has 1116 employees,

 

If the list is long, the characteristic of these NGOs is that they work with concrete action and the help they provide, whether with funds allocated by governments or by private donors, is real. This is not the case with NGOs, which advertise themselves as having the mission of “promoting” human rights.

 

PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS

Promoting human rights is essential in the task of identifying violations on the one hand and denouncing them publicly on the other. This gesture presupposes that the act of denunciation has wide repercussions. In other words, without the sounding board represented by the media, denouncing a violation has virtually no impact. But even if this condition is met, it does not in any way guarantee that the one who has committed such a violation will cease to persevere in the path he has chosen.

 

In reality, the more serious the violation and the more it is the result of state policy, the less likely it is to see the person who commits it giving in to media pressure.

 

WHAT EFFICIENCY?

In fact, the effectiveness of "promoters" is inversely proportional to the seriousness of the cases denounced. Starting from the principle that no system is perfect, no democracy is immune to a slippage. However, when this is highlighted - for example an asylum seeker in Switzerland or France who is unfairly refused refugee status - it is obvious that a reaction from the media, not to say from the political class, has a good chance of a positive result. On the other hand, all the denunciations in the world will not change the policies of countries like Iran or North Korea one iota. Finally, there are the gray areas. The former East Germany had to build a wall to avoid depopulation while China - both countries being ruled by parties that do not tolerate political dissent - allows its citizens to travel freely abroad. The gray area also includes a cultural dimension; where some Westerners see an interference in private life such as the proliferation of facial recognition cameras or the obligation to carry an identity card, others like the average Chinese see it as an instrument that ensures better security .

NO QUALITY CONTROL

 

Another question remains; Can the “promoters” be wrong? At present, the media do not have the time or the means to verify the accuracy of the statements disseminated by organizations such as Amnesty International (AI) or Human Rights Watch (HRW) and which they reproduce.

 

However, for the “promoters”, operating in a climate of competition where the donors are always the same and where the need to display themselves as an asset is imperative, the temptation is strong to go all out to occupy the media space. This temptation is exacerbated by the fact that there is no impartial and independent monitoring body to verify the quality of the work of these NGOs and it is more by chance that we discover failures.

Thus towards the end of the Vietnamese Boat People crisis, 96,000 of them who were not qualified to receive refugee status were being repatriated under an amnesty program with assistance from UNHCR. This was an opportunity for HRW to denounce the repatriation program and demand that it be suspended. The UNHCR ignored it and repatriation continued as planned, ending one of the biggest humanitarian crises of the Cold War. Not to be outdone when a group of Vietnamese who did not want to be repatriated burned their barracks AI denounced the UNHCR for having poorly housed the Vietnamese, without obviously saying that it was they who had set their homes on fire.

RELATIVE CONTROL

 

It is up to the Boards of Directors of NGOs to set the remuneration of their staff and whether the accounts should be audited, as long as donors are satisfied the system proceeds normally. Thus, and regardless of the remuneration / performance ratio within the organization, the last word belongs to the donors. It was there that the system seized up when AI granted its dismissed Secretary General a severance allowance of 850,000 francs. The sum was supposed to be confidential until the day when the Daily Mail revealed it, causing an outcry in England among thousands of small donors to the organization, outraged by the use that was made of their contribution.

 

A REALITY

 

This parenthesis, apart from NGOs, are now part of our world. With budgets ranging from a few hundred thousand francs to several billion, salaries ranging from volunteering to those of multinationals, independent or partially or totally funded by governments, espousing causes as diverse as the creation of asylums for primates, the protection of consumers, the defense of human rights, economic development, the restoration of historical monuments under the promotion of a particular religion, they cover practically the entire spectrum of human activities with all that this can entail. … Or slippage.

 

 

Mario Draghi obtains the confidence of the Senate and wants to "rebuild" Italy

 

The new head of the Italian government received the confidence of the Senate on Wednesday evening before claiming that of the deputies on Thursday. In a speech to elected officials, he said he wanted to launch a "New Reconstruction"

 


The new head of the Italian government Mario Draghi won the Senate vote of confidence on Wednesday evening on a reconstruction program for the country hit by the health and economic crisis. He promised to "fight the pandemic by all means".

 

Mario Draghi obtained 262 votes for, 40 against and two abstentions, thus confirming the extent of his parliamentary majority. The Chamber of Deputies will vote on confidence on Thursday, the final step in conferring full legitimacy on his government. By presenting his program in the morning, Mario Draghi called for "rebuilding" the country hit hard by the health and economic crisis, promising to "fight the pandemic by all means".

 

“Like the governments of the immediate post-war period, we have the responsibility to launch a New Reconstruction,” he said when presenting his program to Parliament. "This is our mission as Italians: to leave a better and more just country to our children and grandchildren," he added.

 

Mario Draghi, a very discreet 73-year-old man educated in the Jesuits, succeeded Giuseppe Conte on Saturday, forced to resign after the explosion of his coalition, as Italy approaches the 100,000 mark due to Covid and recorded one of the worst GDP drops in the euro zone in 2020 (-8.9%).

 

"The main duty to which we are all called (...) is to fight the pandemic by all means and to save the lives of our fellow citizens", he stressed, while less than 1.3 million Italians out of a population of 60 million received the necessary doses for immunization.

 

"No Europe without Italy"

The former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) also pleaded for a "more integrated European Union which will result in a common public budget, capable of supporting member states during periods of recession", while proclaiming "l 'irreversibility of the choice of the euro'.

 

"Without Italy, there is no Europe," said Mario Draghi, who heads a motley coalition going from the left to the far right of the sovereignist tribune Matteo Salvini. He also affirmed his desire to “strengthen” “strategic” relations with France and Germany.

The third-largest economy in the area, which lost 444,000 jobs in 2020, relies heavily on the windfall of the European recovery plan, the payment of which is linked to the presentation in Brussels by the end of April of a detailed spending plan , one of the missions of the new government.

 

“We will have around 210 billion euros at our disposal over a six-year period. These resources will have to be spent to improve the growth potential of our economy ”, underlined Mario Draghi during his three-quarter-hour speech, citing as priorities“ renewable energies, the fight against air pollution and water, the high-speed train (...), the production and distribution of hydrogen, digitization and 5G ”.

 

Redistribution of migrants

During a second intervention in the evening, Mario Draghi pleaded for a compulsory distribution of migrants between the various EU countries. "Italy, also supported by certain Mediterranean countries, is proposing as a concrete measure of solidarity a mechanism for the compulsory redistribution of migrants," he said.

 

Faced with the arrival of tens of thousands of migrants, Rome has for years been asking for the renegotiation of the European Dublin regulation, which entrusts the processing of asylum requests to the country of arrival.

 

Since the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella appealed to him on February 3, Mario Draghi has formed a majority ranging from the Democratic Party (PD, center left) to the far-right League of Matteo Salvini via Movement 5 Stars (M5S, anti-system until he came to power).

 

"Today unity is not an option, unity is a duty", insisted Mario Draghi, while the beginnings of his government were marked by a virulent controversy against the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, which announced on Sunday evening only the ban on reopening the ski slopes on Monday morning.

 

These first bickering bode well for Mario Draghi as Teresa Coratella, analyst at the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR), explains in an interview with AFP: “we have a very strong government from the point of view of the competence of the ministers, but with a very fragile political balance, with political interlocutors who change their opinion and are not very reliable ”.

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