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Animal welfare Switzerland bans crustacean cruelty

As part of an overall animal protection reform, the Swiss government has banned the common practice of boiling lobsters without stunning them first.

taking the heat Swiss trains to experiment with lower carriage temperatures

In a bid to save energy and the environment, Swiss Federal Railways is experimenting with a lowering of temperatures in selected trains around Zurich.

Frankenshock effect Minister: ‘Swiss economy recovering but reforms needed’

The Swiss economics minister says he has confidence in the Swiss economy, which he says is recovering from the so-called “Frankenshock”.

Resort data Why size matters when it comes to ski pass prices

Where in the Swiss Alps do you get access to the most ski slopes for your money? We crunched the numbers linking kilometres and cost to find out.

Kevin the organic beef farmer

Kevin Moat and his wife Hanni run a small organic beef farm located at 1,000 metres near Lake Thun. Self-taught, he started milk farming before ...

Swiss DNA The local club as a school of democracy

Clubs and associations are crucial for society and democracy. But there are no precise figures as there is no duty to register.

Swiss resorts Can low-cost ski passes help lure back visitors?

Swiss resorts are hoping that a combination of heavy discounts on season passes and a weaker franc will bring skiers back to the slopes.