Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

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The Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (in Italian Dipartimento federale dell'ambiente, dei trasporti, dell'energia e delle comunicazioni (ATEC), in German Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation (UVEK), in French Département fédéral de l'Environnement, des Transports, de l'Energie et de la Communication (ETEC)) is one of the seven departments of Swiss federal government, headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council.

Name of department

  • 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 department

  • 1908-1911: Ludwig Forrer
  • 1912 only: Robert Comtesse
  • 1912 only: Louis Perrier
  • 1911-1917: Ludwig Forrer
  • 1918-1929: Robert Haab
  • 1930-1940: Marcel Pilet-Golaz
  • 1940-1950: Enrico Celio
  • 1950-1954: Josef Escher
  • 1955-1959: Giuseppe Lepori
  • 1960-1965: Willy Spühler
  • 1966-1968: Rudolf Gnägi
  • 1968-1973: Roger Bonvin
  • 1974-1979: Willy Ritschard
  • 1980-1987: Leon Schlumpf
  • 1988-1995: Adolf Ogi
  • From 1995: Moritz Leuenberger
  • External links

    de:Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation

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