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Expo.01/02: A task involving unlimited liability – Special investigation on the national exhibit in the Three Lakes Region

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) fulfils a mandate set by the Federal Council with this report. The aim was to make a record of the problems in organising and implementing Expo.01/02 and to chronicle the experience gained, so that mistakes could be avoided in similar, future projects. The investigation concentrated on the problems surrounding the fact that the Confederation had to spend far more on financing Expo than the sum originally envisaged (approximately one billion Swiss francs instead of CHF 130 million).