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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.

‘Papyrus’ project   Geneva regularises almost 2,400 clandestine immigrants  

Canton Geneva has regularised 2,390 non-official immigrants under its now completed ‘Papyrus’ scheme, officials said on Friday.

This content was published on February 21, 2020 1:50 PM

Cultural activists Young people help to reanimate a war-torn city

“I feel needed here” Swiss/Kosovar filmmaker returns to his ethnic roots

Landscapes and flora The lost world of Swiss Alpine biodiversity

An illustrated volume containing some of the first colour images of Swiss landscapes traces the beginnings of research into ecosystems. 

Nature  Red-backed shrike is bird of the year

The red-backed shrike has been voted Bird of the Year 2020 by nature conservation group BirdLife Switzerland. 

This content was published on January 30, 2020 10:25 AM

Factory farming Swiss government gives animal welfare a boost

The government wants enshrine animal dignity in the Swiss constitution, but it has come out against a more detailed initiative by rights groups. 

This content was published on January 29, 2020 3:36 PM

Coronavirus Health office confirms no cases of coronavirus in Switzerland

The two people had been kept in isolation after returning from a trip to China and showing signs of an infection. 

This content was published on January 28, 2020 12:38 PM

Covid-19    Coronavirus expected to hit Swiss tourism industry

Officials say the coronavirus outbreak could lead to a 30-50% drop in the number of Chinese tourists to the Alpine country in the coming weeks.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 9:52 AM

School and work Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique

Young people used to be faced with making a definitive career choice aged 15 in Switzerland. But nowadays they can change direction later on.

Environmental protection Global warming goals impossible, Nobel laureate tells Swiss paper

It will be impossible to meet international policy targets on global warming, American Nobel prizewinner William Nordhaus has told a Swiss newspaper.

This content was published on January 26, 2020 3:11 PM