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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

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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

opinion An international virus needs an international response

On the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the Covid-19 pandemic poses a crucial moment for the international system.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Credit Suisse linked to list of 12,000 Nazis found in Argentina

Many of the Nazi sympathisers reportedly paid money into one or more accounts at Schweizerische Kreditanstalt, which later became Credit Suisse. 

This content was published on March 5, 2020 11:41 AM

opinion How China is filling America's shoes at the United Nations

China appears to be filling the political vacuum left by the US, as it withdraws its leadership from the multilateral system.

Climate and migration Geneva platform helps climate refugees around the world

Disaster displacement is considered one of the biggest humanitarian challenges this century. 

Inside Geneva Shadow boxing a virus

There is much we still don’t know about the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, an anxious world fills the knowledge vacuum with rumour, and misinformation. 

Food and medicine Tehran remains cautious about Swiss humanitarian channel

Iran has downplayed the political importance of a Swiss humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to the struggling population. 

This content was published on February 3, 2020 12:00 PM

international affairs Signing of Switzerland-Turkey trade deal put on pause

The Swiss government has delayed fully signing off on an expanded free-trade deal with Turkey, partly due to human rights concerns, the NZZ am ...

This content was published on February 2, 2020 5:37 PM

Switzerland-European Union Brexit year could be key for Bern-Brussels relations

Switzerland has long resisted joining the European Union, preferring bilateral agreements. What does the future hold?

Strategic white paper Swiss foreign policy prioritises digitalisation

The Swiss government wants to give increasing importance to sustainable development and digitalisation in its foreign policy strategy.

This content was published on January 30, 2020 5:16 PM

Foreign population Immigration to Switzerland rises ahead of vote on EU free-movement deal

Net immigration to Switzerland rose again last year, ahead of a May referendum on ending an accord with the EU on the free movement of citizens. 

This content was published on January 30, 2020 2:50 PM