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Opinion New gun law stands for ‘more safety and prosperity’

Failure to accept tighter gun control rules could spell the end of Switzerland’s participation in the European security system, warns Pascal Vuichard.

Opinion Reject the de facto ‘disarming’ of Swiss gun owners

The reform of Swiss gun law implementing EU rules on gun control rules go against the Swiss constitution and the public opinion, says Luca Filippini.

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Not enough signatures Health insurance reform proposals flop

Two initiatives aimed at reforming Switzerland’s health insurance system have failed to gain public support, quashing any hopes of a nationwide vote.

This content was published on April 16, 2019 12:16 PM

Wrong statistics Historic verdict could force Swiss re-vote on family tax breaks

The Supreme Court has annulled the result of a controversial vote about tax breaks for families – a first in the history of Swiss direct democracy.

This content was published on April 10, 2019 3:23 PM

Hard times Political hurdles risk undermining Swiss aid groups

Development aid organisations in Switzerland say they face increasing financial and political pressure to fund their activities.

This content was published on March 27, 2019 10:54 AM

#WeAreSwissAbroad Swiss abroad clubs, we want to meet you! will visit six Swiss Abroad clubs ahead of October's parliamentary elections. Should we come to you?

Notional rental value Home owners and tenants wary of reform plans

A new attempt is underway in Switzerland to do away with tax breaks for home owners who live in their own property.

Universal verifiability Hackers uncover ‘significant’ flaw in Swiss Post e-voting

Hackers reported a major bug in the new Swiss Post’s e-voting system as part of a public intrusion test. Swiss Post has resolved the issue.

This content was published on March 12, 2019 2:03 PM

Security ‘No-deal’ Brexit increases terror-related risks, warns Swiss minister

If Britain leaves the EU without a deal, terrorism-related risks could increase, warns Swiss Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter. 

This content was published on March 10, 2019 11:27 AM

UNESCO Government urged to boost early childcare and education

A panel of experts has called for increased efforts to boost early childcare and education availability in Switzerland.

This content was published on February 27, 2019 10:53 AM

Two-headed proposal Ministers make the case for tax and pension reform package

The Swiss government has launched its campaign in favour of the upcoming national vote on a reform of the corporate tax and pension systems.

This content was published on February 18, 2019 11:52 AM