In various Swiss media, a controversy has started regarding the new publication funding and Open Access policy of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). It was sparked by an internet petition of Swiss publishers against the new rules of the SNSF. Already on March 3rd 2014 a motion (Interpellation) was addressed to the Council of States (Ständerat) in the Swiss parliament, requesting an answer by the Federal Council (Bundesrat). It is entitled "Open Access: a threat for publishers?".
"Every scientist wants their work to be as widely read as possible. Open access is clearly a better system for making this happen and for advancing science, depite some practical problems in getting to this better system. [...]"