On 15 May 2022, Swiss voters voted on three federal initiatives on increased support of the Schengen border agency Frontex, presumed organ donation consent and whether to introduce a 4% levy on international streaming services in favour local film production.
Voting this weekend was a clean sweep in favour of the federal government. Majorities were in favour of increased financial and resource support for Frontex (71.48%), presumed consent for organ donation (60.20%) and the introduction of 4% levy on international streaming services to be invested in local film production (58.42%). The legal changes on international streaming services also require 30% of the content offered in Switzerland to be of European origin.
Support for Frontex was widespread. In every canton a majority was in favour of it. However, the other two votes were rejected by majorities in a number of cantons. The cantons of Uri, Schwytz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Schaffhausen, Appenzell-Innerrhoden and Thurgau rejected the 4% levy on streaming services. And the cantons of Schwytz, Schaffhausen, Appenzell-Innerrhoden and Appenzell Ausserrhoden rejected presumed consent for organ donation.
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