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Fintech Switzerland

A new wave of digital financial technology (fintech) innovations are springing up in Switzerland that could either transform traditional financial companies - or replace them.

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Employment and migration Foreigners arriving in Switzerland more likely to be highly skilled

The demographics of Switzerland’s immigrant workforce are changing; most new arrivals today are university educated.

Child labour in Switzerland The stolen childhood of the factory children

Many children slaved away in Swiss factories during the industrial revolution. A political outsider helped ban child labour relatively early.

Intersex in Switzerland ‘I feel like a man and a woman’

Edward learned he was intersex at age 16 – a diagnosis that changed his life. After some nightmare years, he’s learned to accept himself.

Democracy Labs How to implement successful people's initiatives

After the people vote in favour of an initiative, parliament gets to work. How do they make new decisions compatible with existing laws?