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Counselling service Human trafficking remains a problem for Switzerland

A support group for female migrants provided care for 108 new cases of human trafficking in Switzerland last year. The “Advocacy and Support for ...

This content was published on May 20, 2019 5:37 PM

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Forced placements Compensation so far paid to 6,000 Swiss ‘slave children’

The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has processed some 6,000 claims for victims of forced labour and abuse.

This content was published on May 20, 2019 2:54 PM

Commuter life How to behave on a Swiss train

Jump on, ride to your stop, hop off — without offending anybody. Sounds easy, but it’s not, warns a guru of Swiss transport etiquette.

Bern cantonal vote Voters decide against cuts to welfare payments

Welfare benefits will not be reduced in canton Bern after voters threw out a proposal to lower public spending below agreed standards.

This content was published on May 19, 2019 6:52 PM

Week in Numbers E-bikes and C-sections

A round-up of some of the most eye-catching statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.

Hive of activity Breeding bees in Swiss valleys

Swiss photographer and beekeeper Marc Latzel has documented a special type of bee that thrives among the Alps.

Civil war legacy  Switzerland troubled by Sri Lanka tensions  

Switzerland’s foreign ministry has expressed deep concern over the recent flare-up in tensions in Sri Lanka.

This content was published on May 17, 2019 4:31 PM

Caritas  Swiss charity withdraws from five countries  

Catholic charity Caritas has announced that it will close offices in five out of the 20 countries in which it operates in the coming months.

This content was published on May 17, 2019 3:16 PM

Labour market Non-EU graduates struggle with Swiss job access

Complicated rules and immigration laws present obstacles for graduates of Swiss schools from outside the EU or EFTA. Will a legal change help?

Old age in New Zealand Kiwi pension tension heads for showdown

Swiss in New Zealand often suffer when it comes to pensions, although many make use of a workaround – for the moment.

12,000 strong Record-breaking Chinese tourist party descends on Switzerland

Some 12,000 Chinese guests are arriving in Switzerland for the largest work incentive tour party ever to visit the Alpine state.

Big data Your employer might be watching you. Should you care?

The new wave of workplace data analytics is raising tough questions in Switzerland with its strong culture of trust and privacy.

Violence against women Shelters for victims of domestic violence struggle with capacity issues

Switzerland's 19 women's shelters had to turn away nearly 500 requests last year due to the lack of space, a Swiss newspaper has reported. 

This content was published on May 12, 2019 12:53 PM