Senegalese President Macky Sall has visited Switzerland and met Doris Leuthard, who holds the rotating Swiss presidency this year.
Press review Swiss papers warn of the ‘long arm of Erdoğan’
The frontpage headline of Swiss tabloid Blick didn’t mince its words on Monday: “Erdoğan'ın diktatörlüğüne HAYIR oyu kullanın!”.
Divisive populism Political shift challenges Human Rights Council
The first session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in 2017 must contend with a global shift towards the political right.
Finally united! The day Switzerland said yes to the UN
It was on this day exactly 15 years ago that the Swiss voted to join the United Nations.
President Doris Leuthard ‘Switzerland is a rock in turbulent waters’
Switzerland's president for 2017, Doris Leuthard, says her job is to give the people a feeling of security in a time of great uncertainty.
Migration policy Are the Swiss too strict about the Dublin accords?
Our data shows Switzerland’s strict application of the Dublin accords means migrants are sent to a country where they weren't officially registered.
Persona non grata Thousands petition Swiss cabinet to shun Trump
Petitioners have formally asked the Swiss government to block US President Donald Trump from visiting Switzerland.
International reaction EU Commission ‘very disappointed’ by Swiss tax reform vote
The European Commission is disappointed that Swiss voters rejected plans to overhaul corporate taxes and will consult with European ...
Brexit uncertainty Swiss told to ‘be patient’ over UK trade deal
Those hoping for a speedy free trade deal between Britain and Switzerland shouldn’t hold their breath – Brussels takes priority for ...
Trump chaos ‘America has changed’, says former US ambassador
Donald Trump is an anti-Obama who peddles the opposite of hope and openness, says former US ambassador to Switzerland Suzi LeVine, ...
The left is fighting a widely supported tax reform that will ensure international acceptance of Switzerland’s tax system, writes Frank Marty.
Special tax regimes in Switzerland’s cantons should be abolished, argues Prisca Birrer-Heimo.
Johann Schneider-Ammann Swiss minister wants an end to Russia sanctions
Economics Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann hopes sanctions against Russia will soon come to an end because they affect Switzerland’s exports.
Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his Swiss state visit on Wednesday amid tightly orchestrated visits to Lausanne and Geneva. With ...
Opportunity knocks Global shifts give Xi chance to steal limelight in Davos
The Chinese president is expected to enhance his status as one of the few leaders committed to defending international accords.
State visit Why are Swiss-Chinese relations so close?
Hardly a month goes by without a Chinese minister or delegation visiting Switzerland. An ambassador explains why.
An al-Qaeda affiliate in North Africa released a third video this week to prove Swiss missionary worker Beatrice Stöckli is alive.
Illicit funds Swiss push to unfreeze Egyptian assets
Switzerland and Egypt have held talks on how to move forward in the restitution of assets frozen in Swiss banks since the fall of ...
Implementing quotas House approves plan giving priority to local job seekers
The House of Representatives has followed the Senate in approving a way of implementing quotas on workers from the European Union ...
Swiss people are increasingly supportive of torture, with about a fifth finding its use justified in order to extract military ...
Post-Brexit Switzerland is ‘open’ to Britain rejoining EFTA
Switzerland would welcome Britain, its sixth biggest trading partner, back into the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) when it ...