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Abandonment and adoption How do ‘baby boxes’ work in Switzerland?

Switzerland does offer an emergency solution for desperate mothers that want to give away their infant anonymously.

transparency Swiss position in corruption ranking stagnates

Switzerland has dropped from third to fourth in Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index.

This content was published on January 23, 2020 10:00 AM

EU relations Swiss president upbeat after EU meeting in Davos

Rotating Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga says her first meeting with the President of the European Commission was constructive.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 6:05 PM

‘Luanda Leaks’ Swiss jeweller allegedly received millions from Angolan state coffers

Leaked documents allege Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 11:31 AM

Animal welfare How well are Swiss animals protected?

Strict welfare legislation makes Switzerland one of the better places to have fur, fins or feathers. Here’s why.

direct democracy Government proposes automatic referendums for international pacts

​​​​​​​The government plans to enshrine an automatic constitutional clause giving voters a say on the signing of certain international treaties.

This content was published on January 15, 2020 2:27 PM

Legal action Acquittal of climate activists to be appealed

A landmark Swiss district court decision that acquitted a group of climate activists is set to be reviewed following an appeal announced on Tuesday.

This content was published on January 15, 2020 11:49 AM

Needle in haystack Finding biological parents abroad is an uphill struggle for adoptees

International adoptees in Switzerland face legal hurdles, slow-moving bureaucracy and cultural resistance when trying to trace their origins.