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McKay Interview: Simon Heffer on the UK election

McKay Interview: Simon Heffer on the UK election

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Simon Heffer is a prominent English journalist who's worked for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He's a well known right-wing commentator and is highly critical of the European Union and the...

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McKay Interview: Mayor of Geneva, Sami Kanaan

McKay Interview: Mayor of Geneva, Sami Kanaan

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On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael sits down with the mayor of Geneva, Sami Kanaan.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

As concerns mount over Switzerland’s tough new line on immigration we investigate the impact on local expats – on both sides of the border. Will quotas for foreign workers, including EU...

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SPACE INVADERS...

SPACE INVADERS...

Famed for neutrality and international diplomacy, Switzerland has nevertheless invaded tiny neighbour Lichtenstein at least three times in recent history...

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McKay Interview: Rory Bremner

McKay Interview: Rory Bremner

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Michael talks to impressionist, comedian and satirist, Rory Bremner.

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McKay interview: Henk Potts

McKay interview: Henk Potts

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay takes a deeper look at one of WRS's most well known voices, market commentator Henk Potts from Barclays Wealth. How does he prepare for the day, where does he think the markers are go...

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Have you a half a million $$ idea?

Have you a half a million $$ idea?

Got a good idea? It could be worth USD $500,000! The Seedstars World Final event is on in Geneva on February 4.

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World Economic Forum highlights Global Risks ahead of Davos

World Economic Forum highlights Global Risks ahead of Davos

The Global Risks Report 2015 has been released by the World Economic Forum, ahead of their 45th annual meeting starting in Davos on January 21.

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McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland, David Moran

McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland, David Moran

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On this week’s McKay interview – Michael speaks to the British Ambassador to Switzerland, David Moran.

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MARCHING ORDERS

MARCHING ORDERS

Dictator or visionary? Coup d’état or a coup de foudre?

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McKay Interview: Her Excellency Ms Konji Sebati, MD

McKay Interview: Her Excellency Ms Konji Sebati, MD

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Michael McKay starts a season of interviews from prominent members of English speaking countries around the world. In this first edition, Michael talks to Konji Sebati, former South African ambassa...

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Switzerland discriminates against English speakers

Switzerland discriminates against English speakers

Switzerland needs to value the international community more, according to an opinion article written by veteran Swiss-American journalist Edward Girardet.

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McKay interview: Hans Olsen, investment head, Barclays

McKay interview: Hans Olsen, investment head, Barclays

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Michael McKay talks to Hans Olsen, Global Head of Investment Strategy for Barclays Bank. Michael talks to Hans, not just about investments - but takes a wider view on banking, bankers, money and hu...

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McKay interview: Lord Michael Lothian

McKay interview: Lord Michael Lothian

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One of the leading thinkers in Britain’s Conservative Party and what the British media (at least) love to refer to as a “big beast”.  The Rt. Hon. Lord Lothian PC QC, Michael Lothian, and we are go...

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McKay interview: Vicky Ellis, yachtswoman

McKay interview: Vicky Ellis, yachtswoman

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Michael talks to a young woman who has just completed what legends like Magellan in 1522, Elanco, Drake, de Loyola, and Cavendish all did: the circumnavigation of the globe.

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McKay Interview: Anthony Hylton, Jamaica Minister for Industry

McKay Interview: Anthony Hylton, Jamaica Minister for Industry

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Michael McKay speaks to Anthony Hylton, Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce while on a visit to Geneva. Jamaica is a nation that features heavily in debates regarding internatio...

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McKay interview: IMD head, Dr Dominique Turpin

McKay interview: IMD head, Dr Dominique Turpin

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Michael McKay talks to Dr Dominique Turpin – President of the IMD business school in Lausanne. The school is constantly ranked highly, with its MBA programme listed first by Forbes magazine.

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Michael McKay talks to General Sir David Richards

Michael McKay talks to General Sir David Richards

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Michael McKay speaks to General David Richards - now Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB, CBE, DSO, DL, ADC. Until last year he was the UK's most senior military leader. He was Chief of the Defence S...

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McKay Interview: Jesùs Martin-Garcia, co-creator of Le Shop

McKay Interview: Jesùs Martin-Garcia, co-creator of Le Shop

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Jesùs Martin-Garcia  is a graduate of Geneva University;  a post-graduate of Harvard Business School;  and spent some years during his early career at McKinsey.

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G-20 Y Summit comes to Montreux

G-20 Y Summit comes to Montreux

The G-20 Y summit will be held in Montreux from the 10th - 14th of September.

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Midwife cleared of speeding

Midwife cleared of speeding

A midwife caught speeding on the autoroute has had her fine and suspension quashed after she claimed it was a medical emergency.

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Michael Moller - can he stay in Geneva?

Michael Moller - can he stay in Geneva?

UN staff and watchers are waiting with some trepidation as to who will be running the UN in Geneva after October. Michael Moller, from Denmark, is currently the acting head of UNOG - but his term e...

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William Lacey Swing: DG of the IOM talks to Michael McKay

William Lacey Swing: DG of the IOM talks to Michael McKay

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Last year Ambassador William L Swing was re-elected to his second 5 year term as the Director General of the International Organisation for Migration. US national, Mr Swing has represented the UN a...

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Michael McKay Interview with Michael Møller

Michael McKay Interview with Michael Møller

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Michael Møller is the acting Director General at the UN in Geneva. He brings to the UN 30 years of experience of being an international civil servant, most recently he was Executive Director of the...

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