Her husband (78) is still in the hospital
Sommaruga works again from Monday
Federal Councilor Simonetta Sommaruga will be able to fulfill her professional obligations again next Monday after a week’s break. Your department tells you that. Her husband is doing well given the circumstances.
Simonetta Sommaruga had to cancel her appointments this week.
Lukas Hartmann is doing a little better again. The Department for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (UVEK) announced last Monday that Sommaruga was out due to her husband’s poor health.
62-year-old Sommaruga, Federal Councilor since 2010 and President of the Confederation in 2015 and 2020, is married to the 78-year-old writer Lukas Hartmann. This was “in good hands” in the hospital, said the UVEK on Monday.
If a Federal Councilor is absent, it is common for representatives of the department to stand in for her – for example at committee meetings or appointments outside of the administration.
Lukas Hartmann published his latest book just a few weeks ago. “Into the Unknown” is the name of the historical novel set in Switzerland and the Soviet Union. (SDA/dba)