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Ueli Maurer in China Swiss president continues on his ‘autocrat world tour 2019’

Ueli Maurer is set to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow. It is his fourth foreign visit this year that has raised eyebrows.

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Occupied territories  Swiss confirm position on Israeli settlements

The Swiss foreign ministry says it continues to consider Israel’s settlements in the occupied territories as illegal.

This content was published on November 19, 2019 2:55 PM

100 years of Multilateralism Geneva exhibition examines human struggle between war and peace

A unique exhibition in Geneva features priceless documents, including a 4,500-year-old peace treaty and Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

Honorary passport No Swiss citizenship for WEF founder Schwab, reports say

World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab will not be receiving honorary citizenship, despite the idea being mooted earlier this year.

This content was published on November 12, 2019 4:37 PM

Cold War How Switzerland froze when the Berlin Wall came down

Faced with the end of the Cold War, many Swiss politicians didn’t know what to say or do.

Turkey operation Swiss foreign minister criticises Turkish offensive in Syria

Ignazio Cassis has criticised the Turkish military operation in northern Syria calling it a flagrant violation of international law. 

This content was published on October 11, 2019 8:04 AM

Migration Swiss justice minister sceptical of migrant relocation deal

The preliminary agreement on refugee allocation penned in Malta won’t find a majority, predicts Swiss Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter.

This content was published on October 8, 2019 9:03 PM

Switzerland and the Cold War How the Swiss viewed Communism in the Cold War years

In Switzerland, the Cold War was waged in the minds of the people. The country was overtaken by paranoia that the enemy dwelt within.

Human Rights How states are trying to slowly kill off the death penalty

Switzerland and other states have managed to push through a resolution against the death penalty at the UN Human Rights Council.

Swiss diplomacy What are Switzerland’s good offices good for?

As tensions and oil prices rise in the Middle East, the Swiss foreign ministry is offering its good offices. But what are they?

Financial transparency Switzerland in the age of automatic exchange of banking information

A year ago, Switzerland began to pass on data on the bank accounts held by foreigners in Swiss banks to around 30 countries.

Opinion Switzerland: the imaginary champion

Historian Jakob Tanner writes that Switzerland must be careful not to be blinded by a glossy version of itself that it had a hand in creating.