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Railway security Increase in train drivers missing red lights

Train drivers on average ran through almost one red light a day, according to statistics quoted in SonntagsZeitung. That’s a new record.

This content was published on August 25, 2019 12:45 PM

Press review Media questions EFTA deal timing

“Playing with fire,”: the verdict of the Swiss press over the free trade deal largely agreed between EFTA and the Mercosur bloc, that includes Brazil.

This content was published on August 25, 2019 11:53 AM

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Coalface The ‘tough and dirty’ business of the last charcoal burners

In the heart of central Switzerland only nine charcoal burners still produce charcoal by hand. Farmer Markus Wicki is one of them.

Payments survey Electronic challenge to cash grows in Switzerland

Swiss consumers are slowly embracing new forms of electronic payments technology, but it may still be some time before they wean themselves off ...

This content was published on August 21, 2019 2:06 PM

Gamescom Home affairs minister helps kick off gaming fair

Alain Berset says he has gone to an international games fair because computer and video games are an important form of culture.

This content was published on August 20, 2019 11:52 AM

Schreckhorn case Pilot error caused fatal Swiss plane crash

A Swiss military court says pilot error was the cause of a fatal army plane crash in the Bernese Oberland in September 2017. Despite insufficient ...

This content was published on August 20, 2019 8:34 AM

Inside ‘On’ shoes The making of a Swiss footwear multinational

Swiss footwear company On is making a name for itself in an industry that has been dominated by big players like Nike. What makes it different?

Work survey Nine out of ten Swiss are satisfied with their job

The vast majority of Swiss people enjoy going to work. In a survey, 87% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their job. 

This content was published on August 19, 2019 9:45 AM

Consumer prices Domestic manufacturers contribute to “High Price” Switzerland

A price comparison study reveals that Swiss manufacturers charge domestic customers significantly more for their products than they do in foreign ...

This content was published on August 18, 2019 5:00 PM

Andreas Meyer Railway boss defends record after fatal accident

The head of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has hit back at a growing number of critics following the death of a conductor on a faulty train. “This ...

This content was published on August 18, 2019 12:39 PM

50th anniversary Switzerland mulls honorary citizenship for WEF founder Schwab

Plans to award World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab honorary Swiss citizenship may run into opposition, reports SonntagsZeitung. The idea has ...

This content was published on August 18, 2019 11:39 AM