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Death by choice The global fight for assisted suicide

Swiss right-to-die organisations are politically and legally active abroad in a drive to legalise assisted suicide worldwide.

Vote November 25 Topsy-turvy campaigning styles enliven controversial vote

The political right has surprised many with unusually plain and sober ad designs ahead of the vote about the "Swiss law first" initiative.

Vote November 25 Social sleuths to snoop on Swiss Abroad too?

Surveillance of social insurance clients abroad may take place only if provided for by international treaties, according to the Swiss authorities.

Mitenand movement The pioneers of a more open migration policy

Forty years ago, 3,000 people gathered on Parliament Square, demanding a more humane policy towards foreigners based on equal rights.

Vote November 25, 2018 Big Brother on the doorstep?

Voters will decide on a new law aimed at cracking down on suspected welfare fraudsters in Switzerland.

Vote November 25, 2018 ‘Swiss first’ principle could cause upset at ballot box

A proposal to put the Swiss constitution above international law and the promotion of cows with horns could win a majority in next month’s vote.

Emerging world power Switzerland ponders response to China’s expansion

Bern is under mounting pressure to stand up to China as Switzerland enhances ties with the world power.

Global democracy Foundations for league of ‘Democracy Cities’ laid in Rome

A global democracy forum in Rome launches a 'Magna Charta' for enhancing direct democracy in cities around the world.

Arms exports Values and weapons, Switzerland delivers both

Swiss peace brokering and Swiss weapons in the world’s wars are uncomfortable bedfellows. We take a closer look at the issue.

Rheinau experiment Hundreds of Swiss sign up for unconditional income

With more than enough willing participants, the experiment with the unconditional basic income is a step closer to reality.

Boost for expat Swiss group Opponents of e-voting suffer setback in parliament

Parliament has thrown out attempts to stall the permanent introduction of e-voting – a decision welcomed by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad.