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People’s initiative Voters to have final say on arms export ban

Campaigners for a ban on Swiss arms exports have handed in the necessary number of signatures to force a nationwide vote on the issue.

This content was published on June 24, 2019 6:36 PM

Row with EU Swiss poised to retaliate against EU stock market access

The finance ministry has reaffirmed that it is ready to ban stock exchanges in the EU from trading Swiss shares.

This content was published on June 24, 2019 4:12 PM

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Neutrality What will happen to Switzerland’s bid for the UN Security Council? 

Switzerland is hoping for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2023-24 but now more parliamentarians are opposed on grounds of neutrality.

Equality How the women’s strike is affecting politics in Switzerland

What concrete political changes, if any, are set to emerge from last week’s historic women’s strike in Switzerland?

health and environment Pesticide companies ‘seriously deficient’ on human rights, says UN toxics expert

The UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics believes pesticide companies and the Swiss government should do more to phase out hazardous chemicals.

Feminism Why Swiss women are back on strike today

On June 14, 1991, half a million women in Switzerland joined the first women’s strike. Nearly 30 years later, they’re mobilising again.

European and Swiss parliamentary elections 2019 Switzerland mirrors the new fragmented Europe

The EU needs to become more flexible and closer to its citizens, according to the latest election results. What does that mean for Switzerland?

Poll Election barometer: green remains Swiss political colour of choice 

Environmental parties and topics are top of the list five months ahead of the October parliamentary elections in Switzerland.

high stakes Better whistleblower protections face resistance in Swiss parliament

Switzerland’s House of Representatives has knocked down a government proposal to strengthen whistleblower protections, drawing strong criticism.

This content was published on June 4, 2019 3:00 PM

opinion - 2019 elections Personal dialogue is the only way forward

Political parties in Switzerland appear to have re-discovered that direct contact with citizens is key to winning their votes.

2019 elections What people in Switzerland worry about

Here’s an interactive look at the things that have given the Swiss sleepless nights over the years.

Police protection Almost 60% of federal politicians receive threats

With parliamentary elections six months away, a survey shows that being a politician can be a risky profession.

This content was published on May 28, 2019 10:44 AM

Latest poll Swiss public sceptical of EU deal amid tougher stance from Brussels

A new poll by Swiss media agency Tamedia finds the Swiss are far from convinced about the merits of the draft Swiss-EU framework agreement.

This content was published on May 26, 2019 12:54 PM