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“At risk” Minority groups to get better protection 

The Swiss government has announced it will spend up to CHF500,000 ($503,000) annually to protect “particularly at risk” communities in Switzerland.

This content was published on October 10, 2019 12:09 PM

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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.

Borneo tribe Documenting the last of Malaysia's Penan nomads

Swiss photographer Tomas Wüthrich offers insight into the way of life of the Penan, a threatened indigenous group from the Sarawak rainforest.

Innovation Swiss president highlights digital responsibility in New York

Speaking in front of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Ueli Maurer described the UN Charter and the Geneva Conventions as “compasses of values” ...

This content was published on September 25, 2019 8:50 AM

“Two-speed” society Report warns of rising wealth inequality in Switzerland

Swiss households are becoming wealthier, but inequalities are increasing between the rich and poor, the Swiss Tax Administration warns.

This content was published on September 24, 2019 12:25 PM

Online services  Digital ID plans divide politicians and civil society 

Parliament has approved the creation of a digital ID to certify the identity of users of internet services, but critics are challenging the decision. 

This content was published on September 23, 2019 5:34 PM

Population boosters Swiss villages bribe people to come, stay and breed

Small towns often struggle to retain people, yet these schemes seem to be bearing fruit in Switzerland.

Anti free movement Proposal for immigration restrictions under debate

Parliament is holding a major debate about plans by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party to limit immigration.

This content was published on September 16, 2019 9:54 PM

Housing market More and more empty homes seen in Switzerland

The number of empty dwellings in Switzerland continues to rise, but at a slower rate than previously. 

This content was published on September 9, 2019 1:56 PM

Full powers How Swiss direct democracy made a comeback after authoritarian rule

It wasn’t until 1949 – exactly 70 years ago – that Switzerland returned from authoritarian rule and put direct democracy back on solid footing.

digital awards Swiss companies razzed for bad data management

The Big Brother Awards for failure to protect client data have been announced, with several prominent Swiss institutions winning the uncoveted prizes.

This content was published on August 29, 2019 9:51 PM

Blog Experiencing the stress of poverty in Switzerland

I wanted to find out what it was like living on the Swiss minimum subsistence level for a month.

Poverty Why living on the breadline is especially hard in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world. But high living costs put people on low income under huge pressure.