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Administrative change  Residence permits to be in credit card format 

Foreigners’ residence permits are to be issued in credit card format, replacing the old paper ones that were like passports, from November 1. 

This content was published on September 20, 2019 1:15 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

education choices Federal court rules against homeschooling

Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that parents do not have a constitutional right to provide school-aged children with private lessons at home.

This content was published on September 16, 2019 1:51 PM

Anarchists in Switzerland Part 6 How a Montreux bank heist led to calls for the death penalty

In the early 1900s Switzerland was rocked by a wave of terror incidents by foreign anarchists living in the Alpine country.

March for Life Police attacked at anti-abortion demonstration

An anti-abortion demonstration in Zurich has been disrupted by participants in a counter-demonstration. Police officers were attacked and ...

This content was published on September 14, 2019 6:54 PM

Health policy Abortion in Switzerland: the debate and the law

A Christian group “March for Life” is demonstrating in Zurich on Saturday to raise awareness about the consequences of abortion.

Small children   Cities call for more support for early education

The quality of early years education should not depend on where you live, an organisation representing Swiss towns and cities has said. 

This content was published on September 13, 2019 5:26 PM