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Harmful substances Chlorpyrifos-based pesticides banned in Switzerland from July

Plant pesticides with the active ingredient chlorpyrifos and the variant chlorpyrifos-methyl may no longer be used in Switzerland from July 1, 2020.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 2:43 PM

China virus Health office confirms no cases of coronavirus in Switzerland

The two people had been kept in isolation after returning from a trip to China and showing signs of an infection. 

This content was published on January 28, 2020 12:38 PM

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Start-up support Swiss venture capital funding breaks CHF2 billion barrier

Swiss start-ups and young companies attracted nearly CHF2.3 billion ($2.4 billion) from deep-pocketed investors last year. The figure is nearly ...

This content was published on January 28, 2020 12:28 PM

Coronavirus    Chinese virus expected to hit Swiss tourism industry

Officials say the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a 30-50% drop in the number of Chinese tourists to the Alpine country in the coming weeks.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 9:52 AM

Court ruling Italian unfairly denied Swiss citizenship after 30-year residence

An Italian man, who had been living in Switzerland for 30 years, was not given a fair chance to win Swiss citizenship by his local authority, the ...

This content was published on January 27, 2020 4:27 PM

Multinationals Restructuring at Philip Morris to hit 265 jobs

Tobacco giant Philip Morris says 265 jobs in Switzerland will be affected by restructuring plans.

This content was published on January 27, 2020 12:19 PM

Environmental protection Global warming goals impossible, Nobel laureate tells Swiss paper

It will be impossible to meet international policy targets on global warming, American Nobel prizewinner William Nordhaus has told a Swiss newspaper.

This content was published on January 26, 2020 3:11 PM

Medical samples Swiss Post drone deliveries to resume after crashes

Swiss Post drone deliveries of medical samples to hospitals are to resume on Monday, after being suspended since May 2019 in the wake of two crashes.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 4:17 PM

Air quality Dirty car ban extended in Geneva

Geneva authorities have extended to Monday a ban on dirty vehicles because of a smog alert, under a pioneering new scheme of coloured car stickers.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 12:38 PM

Science Saturday Monkeys learn from their leaders, study finds

Wild monkeys learn from dominant individuals in the group, regardless of gender, age or family ties, a Swiss study has found.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 11:21 AM

International trade WTO members agree on temporary body to settle disputes

World Trade Organization members, including Switzerland, the EU and China, have agreed on a temporary fix to break the appeals system gridlock.

This content was published on January 24, 2020 2:33 PM