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Coronavirus crisis Government plans to top up Covid-19 economic package

Swiss businesses look set to benefit from additional financial aid to soften the shock of the coronavirus epidemic.

This content was published on April 1, 2020 5:44 PM

covid-19 Swiss health official says virus infection wave may last to early summer

The current wave of coronavirus infections sweeping acrossSwitzerland should be over by early summer, a top Swiss health official said on Tuesday.

This content was published on March 31, 2020 6:34 PM

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Federalism and Covid-19 How the virus puts the Swiss political system to test

The coronavirus epidemic allows a privileged insight into the balance of power between Switzerlrand's national and the regional authorities. 

covid-19 Chasing the numbers behind the virus in Switzerland

For those not on the frontline, the fight to rein in the spread of the coronavirus often boils down to watching an unfolding data game.

2019 stats Fraud and online crime on the rise in Switzerland

While ‘hard’ crimes such as murder remain rare, and numbers of thefts are dropping, fraud and online crimes relating to pornography continued to ...

This content was published on March 23, 2020 1:55 PM

Covid-19 What to expect at Swiss borders and airports

Who can still enter the country? Who is being turned away? What do you do if you have a flight booked to Switzerland next week? An overview.

Canvassing Paid signature collections spark concerns about Swiss democracy

Reports about deceitful practices by paid collectors of citizen signatures for political proposals have caused an outcry.

Coronavirus measures What can Switzerland do to slow the spread of Covid-19?

A look at the options available to the cantons and the federal government. 

SWISS DEMOCRACY IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT The chance to participate in politics is the key to happiness

In many parts of the world, people’s level of satisfaction with their own democracy is diminishing according to a recent study.

Migration policy Aiding illegal immigrants remains a crime in Switzerland

People who help undocumented immigrants in Switzerland risk running afoul of the law, even if they are acting purely for humanitarian reasons.

strasbourg case Platini loses retroactive appeal against FIFA ban

Michel Platini has lost his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a four-year ban from football handed down by a Swiss-based court.

This content was published on March 5, 2020 12:59 PM

Swiss democracy in an international context The perfect democracy does not exist – not even in Switzerland

Many Swiss pride themselves on having the oldest and best democracy in the world. The research community provides a more nuanced perspective.