Main content

Here are the first two stories related to the main content

following william england What iconic Swiss spots looked like 150 years ago

William England's Alpine pictures, made using an innovative photographic technique, were a resounding success. Today, they're being re-created.

Cobalt Trafigura bets on Congo even as Glencore shuts mine

Trafigura is helping to finance a $450m Congolese copper and cobalt facility even as Glencore prepares to shut its mine in the country.

This content was published on October 16, 2019 10:00 AM

Additional content

The following is a list of topics and material that could be useful for you.

in depth

Politics Parliamentary elections 2019

Voters elect the members of the Swiss parliament for the next four-year term on October 20.

#DearDemocracy

swissinfo.ch’s international portal for people with a passion for politics

Follow-up material to accompany the main content

Here are additional stories besides the main content

Forced labour Can Swiss assistance help clean up Uzbek cotton?

A Swiss-backed international programme may help bring back investors after a boycott of Uzbek cotton, but not everyone is sure how much has changed.

Parliamentary elections 2019 The Green wave, women lawmakers, and new majority-makers

Senior political analyst Claude Longchamp looks beyond the October 20 parliamentary elections and analyses the most probable party constellations.

Economic development Is Geneva struggling to attract firms and staff?

Several US and Japanese multinationals have recently announced downsizing in Geneva. Is it part of a larger trend?

Take a look Picture of the week

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

#swiss history pics Bally keeps in step with the times

A region in northern Switzerland lived and worked in harmony with the Bally shoe factory. The rest as they say is history.

International Day of the Girl The princess does woodwork, superman looks after the baby

In Switzerland, gender inequality still has a big impact on girls and boys. The School of Equality helps pupils tackle sexist stereotypes.

Centenary When a Swiss won a Nobel Prize for literature

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature went to Austrian writer Peter Handke. One hundred years ago it was Swiss poet Carl Spitteler who won the award.

Pink tax in Switzerland Skirts and tampons taxed more than menswear and Viagra

These are just two Swiss examples of the pink tax. Read on for more on why women are paying more and what’s being done about it.

Parliamentary elections Green gains could tip parliament slightly left

The Swiss parliament is set for a slight shift to the left at the expense of the political right, according to a final pre-election poll.