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Harmful substances Chlorpyrifos-based pesticides banned in Switzerland from July

Plant pesticides with the active ingredient chlorpyrifos and the variant chlorpyrifos-methyl may no longer be used in Switzerland from July 1, 2020.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 2:43 PM

China virus Health office confirms no cases of coronavirus in Switzerland

The two people had been kept in isolation after returning from a trip to China and showing signs of an infection. 

This content was published on January 28, 2020 12:38 PM

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Coronavirus    Chinese virus expected to hit Swiss tourism industry

Officials say the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a 30-50% drop in the number of Chinese tourists to the Alpine country in the coming weeks.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 9:52 AM

Court ruling Italian unfairly denied Swiss citizenship after 30-year residence

An Italian man, who had been living in Switzerland for 30 years, was not given a fair chance to win Swiss citizenship by his local authority, the ...

This content was published on January 27, 2020 4:27 PM

School and work Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique

Young people used to be faced with making a definitive career choice aged 15 in Switzerland. But nowadays they can change direction later on.

Multinationals Restructuring at Philip Morris to hit 265 jobs

Tobacco giant Philip Morris says 265 jobs in Switzerland will be affected by restructuring plans.

This content was published on January 27, 2020 12:19 PM

Abandonment and adoption How do ‘baby boxes’ work in Switzerland?

Switzerland does offer an emergency solution for desperate mothers that want to give away their infant anonymously.

Environmental protection Global warming goals impossible, Nobel laureate tells Swiss paper

It will be impossible to meet international policy targets on global warming, American Nobel prizewinner William Nordhaus has told a Swiss newspaper.

This content was published on January 26, 2020 3:11 PM

Science Saturday Monkeys learn from their leaders, study finds

Wild monkeys learn from dominant individuals in the group, regardless of gender, age or family ties, a Swiss study has found.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 11:21 AM

Parenting series In Switzerland, having a child is becoming a luxury

Women in Switzerland are having fewer children, and they are having them later. Our series on parenting in Switzerland explores why.