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Covid-19 Swiss development aid re-allocated to combat virus

Aid, in the form of 10,000 protective suits, was delivered to Italy on Thursday, while funding has been allocated for multilateral organisations.

This content was published on April 10, 2020 12:04 PM

covid-19 Private Swiss initiative to import medical goods from China

A “citizen” initiative organised by business groups in Geneva is to transport almost 100 tonnes of medical equipment next week.

This content was published on March 30, 2020 3:57 PM

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International Justice  Hopes rising that war criminals will be brought to court  

Countries including Switzerland are increasingly using “universal jurisdiction” to prosecute war criminals, says a new report.

covid-19 France drops blocks on face mask exports to Switzerland

After Germany, France has lifted restrictions on the delivery of hygienic masks to Switzerland.

This content was published on March 29, 2020 4:02 PM

Development banks How Switzerland benefits from development aid

Switzerland supports development banks, which aim to boost the economies of poor countries. But aid money also ends up back in Swiss bank accounts.

Lean times Another Swiss appointed to lead UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Swiss humanitarian expert Philippe Lazzarini has been selected to head up the embattled United Nations (UN) agency responsible for aid to ...

This content was published on March 19, 2020 10:37 AM

Moving pictures Kosovan filmmakers focus on brighter future

Filmmakers in the Balkan state of Kosovo are helping to inspire and empower people, and that’s why Switzerland is supporting them.

corona crisis Swiss development aid office in Pyongyang shuts due to Covid-19

The office has been closed until further notice due to the Asian state’s stringent measures around containing the coronavirus.

This content was published on March 9, 2020 1:42 PM

Crypto spying scandal The countries that trusted bugged Swiss encryption devices

An analysis of export licences reveals how countries around the world put their trust in supposedly secure Swiss encryption technology. 

Crypto Leaks Swiss authorities file criminal complaint against encryption firm

The economics authority alleges it was misled by Crypto AG when it filed export applications for its manipulated encryption devices.

This content was published on March 1, 2020 12:10 PM