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Naturalisation Was your grandma Swiss? You have six months left to claim Swiss citizenship

From January 1, 2018, it will no longer be enough to have a Swiss grandmother or great-grandmother to qualify for a Swiss passport.

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Educating Switzerland

How does Switzerland turn out enough skilled workers? Do Swiss universities fare well on the world stage? Which languages are taught in Swiss schools?

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Making Switzerland home

Expat, immigrant, foreigner: Whatever you call yourself, you’re in good company. One in four people living in Switzerland is not Swiss.

Direct democracy

#DearDemocracy

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

Swiss energy vote Technology is there, but not yet the market

The Swiss energy strategy is the only one worldwide to have been approved by voters -  and therein lies its value, says expert Rolf Wüstenhagen.

Cost control In Switzerland, citizens have the last word on money matters

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If citizens in the Swiss town of Aarau think that their politicians plan to waste too much money, they can interfere using a special veto power.

#Weareswissabroad What the Swiss think of Switzerland when they're far from home

Thanks to the tag #WeAreSwissAbroad, Swiss expats have been telling their stories of living far from home on Instagram.

Seniors with addiction A home for elderly drug addicts

What is life like for heroin addicts when they enter old age? One Swiss nursing home provides special care for them.

From Einstein to No. 1 Swiss keep up the patent pace

Switzerland is the champion of the patent world, filing the most patent applications per head to the European Patent Office in 2016.

Anna Reinhart, Zwingli's wife 'Nothing is more precious than love'

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Read how priest Huldrych Zwingli's marriage was seen as a powerful signal in the early years of the Reformation.

Analysis Five takeaways from Sunday’s Swiss energy vote

Sunday’s vote endorsing a new energy law reveals five interesting lessons.