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Landmark project French strike puts a damper on first run of Léman Express

The inaugural train service of the cross-border Léman Express service was only able to make it as far as Geneva due to strikes in France.

This content was published on December 15, 2019 11:20 AM

Social security Pension reform compromise put to consultation

The government has presented plans for a reform of Switzerland's compulsory occupational pension scheme.

This content was published on December 13, 2019 6:59 PM

Government rejection Retail digital franc remains taboo for Switzerland

Switzerland has ruled out the possibility of a central bank-issued digital franc for the general public in the foreseeable future. The government ...

This content was published on December 13, 2019 12:12 PM

Bumper UNESCO week  Swiss Easter processions gain UNESCO stamp  

The Holy Week processions in Mendrisio, in the southern canton of Ticino, have been awarded UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status.

This content was published on December 13, 2019 10:03 AM

Asian exports Samuri solution identified for destructive fruit bug

Swiss fruit farmers are turning to the Samuri wasp to preserve their crops from a destructive pest that has caused more than CHF3 million ($3 ...

This content was published on December 12, 2019 5:38 PM

CHF2 million payment FIFA pressed to sue Blatter and Platini by own governance body

The governing body of world football, FIFA, is considering whether to sue its former head, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter - and the person once tipped to ...

This content was published on December 12, 2019 1:54 PM

High mountains Alpinism gains UNESCO heritage status

The art of scaling high mountain peaks in the Alps, known as alpinism, has been awarded coveted UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status.

This content was published on December 12, 2019 10:51 AM