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Parliamentary elections 2019 Expat Swiss lead a ‘Green wave’ in opinion polls

A recent opinion poll has shown that a shift towards Green parties is most pronounced among expatriate Swiss citizens. What are the reasons?

Thomas Greminger Coffee with Europe’s peace manager

Thomas Greminger, the first Swiss Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has a lot on his plate.

Take a look Picture of the week

In this series, picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

In photos Following a steep Alpine cattle descent

The season on the Alpine pastures is drawing to a close. We spent a day with farmhands moving cattle down to lower pastures on a steep mountain track.

Fintech fair Swiss fintech sector makes some noise

As the Swiss fintech sector grows it is determined to have a meaningful impact on the established financial centre - as a recent gathering of ...

Swiss banks Why Venezuelan money is no longer welcome in Switzerland

The South American country’s diplomatic missions in Bern and Geneva are struggling to pay their staff. 

Great outdoors What you need to know about hiking in Switzerland

Autumn — often described as “golden” in Switzerland — is great for hiking. With 65,000km of marked hiking trails, there are routes for everyone.

Parliamentary elections These are the hurdles facing women in Swiss politics

Why, in a country where female voters outnumber their male counterparts by 10%, do women remain a minority group in cantonal and federal politics?

Population boosters Swiss villages bribe people to come, stay and breed

Small towns often struggle to retain people, yet these schemes seem to be bearing fruit in Switzerland.