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Coronavirus crisis Switzerland tightens restrictions, announces more economic aid

The Swiss government on Friday announced a countrywide ban on gatherings of more than five people and an additional economic package.

This content was published on March 20, 2020 6:32 PM

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Covid-19 Swiss militia soldiers get historic call up to fight coronavirus

The Swiss government is mobilising up to 8,000 members of the military to help the cantons fight the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Covid-19.

Covid-19 Swiss army prepares to deploy to help coronavirus response

Switzerland’s militia army is getting ready to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected over 1,500 people nationwide. 

This content was published on March 15, 2020 2:58 PM

Parliament Swiss firms to be protected from foreign investors

Parliament has called on the Swiss government to make investments by foreign companies in Swiss firms subject to official approval.

This content was published on March 3, 2020 12:28 PM

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Head-shaking doctors and non-hand-shaking workers

A day after the first confirmed Swiss case of coronavirus, some doctors have accused the government of “irresponsibly” underestimating the danger.

Data protection Should rail commuter data be monetised through advertising?

The data commissioner has sounded a warning over the volume of commuter data being harnessed by Swiss Federal Railways for advertising.

Poverty How Swiss welfare works

If you are unable to provide for yourself or your family in Switzerland, there are systems in place to help.

Spying affair Has ‘Crypto Leaks’ exposed Swiss neutrality as a sham?

Swiss politicians, historians and the media are debating the possible consequences of the latest spying scandal for the country’s credibility. 

Social assistance Welfare payments in 2018 averaged CHF10,379 per person

Net expenditure on social assistance in Switzerland increased by 1.3% in 2018 compared with the previous year to CHF8.4 billion.

This content was published on February 11, 2020 3:24 PM

Press review Swiss anti-gay discrimination vote sends ‘strong signal’

The Swiss press have largely welcomed voters’ broad support to closing a loophole in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights.

This content was published on February 10, 2020 9:53 AM