EU furious over tax evasion Thursday, 23 May, 2013The BBC’s Imogen Foulkes hears about European fury at tax evasion in Europe’s Parliament in Strasbourg…and some anger at Switzerland too. The EU believes it is losing more than a trillion euros a year in unpaid tax—more than the combined budget deficits of all 27 EU member states. Switzerland and its banking secrecy has been mentioned here a few times, she says:
Dateline CH: EU tightens screws on banking secrecy Thursday, 16 May, 2013Some say the pressure on Switzerland to abandon banking secrecy has become unbearable. The BBC’s Imogen Foukes weighs in on how the EU is tightening the screws further on demanding the automatic exchange of information:
The trouble with flex-time Thursday, 18 April, 2013In Dateline CH this week, the BBC’s Imogen Foulkes examines the pros and cons of flex-time in a punctuality-proud country. The idea would be to solve Switzerland’s overcrowded trains. Researchers say that over the next 10 years, trains will fill up by another 75 percent. Is flex-time the answer then?
Dateline CH: The legacy of Guantanamo Bay Thursday, 11 April, 2013Despite promises by President Obama to close it four years ago, Guantanamo Bay is still holding prisoners. UN human rights commissioner Navi Pillay said last week, as long as the prison remains open, the U.S. is in violation of international law, and the centre’s very existence undermines the values of freedom and justice for all that the U.S. so often claims to uphold. Imogen Foulkes looks back at the legacy of one of the most controversial prisons in the world: