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Wakker Prize Langenthal wins Swiss heritage award for 2019

The town of Langenthal in northern Switzerland has been awarded this year’s Wakker Prize for architectural development and preservation.

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Racism trial Young Swiss politicians convicted for ‘gypsy’ poster

The two heads of the youth chapter of the rightwing Swiss People’s Party for canton Bern have been found guilty of racial discrimination.

This content was published on January 15, 2019 9:25 AM

Keep calm and leave the EU Brits in Switzerland wonder about their rights amid Brexit countdown

Can British citizens in Switzerland feel reassured about their post-Brexit situation following a complicated deal between Switzerland and the UK?

Overdue Why debt collection is booming in Switzerland

The number of debt collections has doubled over the past 20 years. Fewer Swiss are paying their taxes or health bills on time.

Police cooperation Online child pornography in Switzerland on the increase

Campaigners against child abuse has expressed concern about a continuing increase of suspected cases of child pornography in Switzerland.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 5:09 PM

Ranking Study examines youth immigrant integration in Switzerland

The integration of teenagers with immigration background into Swiss society also depends on the country of origin of their parents, a poll finds.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 3:27 PM

Sentencing guidelines Switzerland's leniency on criminals, explained

When compared with many other countries, Switzerland tends to hand down shorter sentences, particularly for violent crime.

Medical advice Hobby ice-skaters urged to wear helmets

Some 3,600 ice-skaters require medical attention every year in Switzerland, with almost nine out of ten injured people being men.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 6:58 PM

Swiss tick plague Nation urged to vaccinate against tick-borne disease

Ticks have become such a menace across Switzerland that the government is urging everyone to get vaccinated against a disease they cause.

LGBTIQ rights Why one party is opposing the criminalisation of homophobia

Last year, parliament approved legislation to criminalise homophobia. Now, a small conservative party wants to launch a referendum against it.

Foreign trade Swiss government ups probe into Pilatus-Saudi deal

A Swiss aircraft manufacturer may have broken the law through part of a contract signed with Saudi Arabia.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 8:57 AM

Health insurance Authorities seek collective health insurance for asylum seekers

The Swiss government has put out a public tender for a collective health insurance to cover all asylum seekers in its federal centres.

Lost guns Swiss report more missing army weapons

Last year, a total of 107 military weapons – assault rifles and pistols – were reported lost, the Swiss defence ministry said on Tuesday.

This content was published on January 8, 2019 2:27 PM

Medical drugs Morphine use increases in Swiss hospitals

Morphine consumption in outpatient treatment in Switzerland increased by 70% in 2017.

This content was published on January 7, 2019 10:55 AM