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Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at the results over the weekend. Why the Swiss People's Party was the big loser and the surprise narrow victory of the fighter jet vote - and what ...

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Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario now looks at the cantonal votes due this weekend. Will Geneva opt for a minimum wage? Will Nidwalden cut corporate tax to one of the lowest in the world? And most...

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Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario goes underground with the Ceneri Tunnel in canton Ticino. It's the last link in the network designed to get trucks off the roads in Switzerland - and brings t...

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Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario tells us the basics of the Swiss unemployment system. We certainly don't want to need to know - but for many, it's a risk.

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

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As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

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Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

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Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

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On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

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As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the food handouts to the needy last weekend - and why the queues in Geneva went worldwide - but similar operations in Zurich, Bern and Basel seemingly we...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the impending release of a new app which will let us know if we've come into contact with someone who gets tested for the coronavirus. The Swiss a...

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Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

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On this edition of Swiss Up! Dario looks at how our habits are changing due to the virus and the lockdown - obviously we're not wearing as much make up - but also we're not washing enough!

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Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

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On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the work of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health - and the head of the communicable disease division, Daniel Koch - who's now a household name i...

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Swiss Up! The Olympics (6 January 2020)

Swiss Up! The Olympics (6 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the history of the Olympic Games in Switzerland. The country has never hosted Summer Games, but it has hosted the Winter events. But, despite many attemp...

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Swiss Up: Watch factory tours in Neuchâtel (25 November 2019)

Swiss Up: Watch factory tours in Neuchâtel (25 November 2019)

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The region of Neuchâtel is home to many prestigious watchmakers. For years many have kept their secrets to themselves, but now some are opening up and it's possible to take tours - many i...

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Swiss Up: Carouge - zero waste city (16 September 2019)

Swiss Up: Carouge - zero waste city (16 September 2019)

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Carouge in canton Geneva believes it can do a lot more for the environment and aims to become a 'zero waste city', But is it possible.  Have a listen and check out carougezerodechet...

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Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the Wetterschmöcker - or Swiss Weather prophets. A group of six older men who predict the weather my chewing moss and talking to mice!

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Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up! - Lobbying

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On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the issue of lobbying Swiss MPs and how many of them have outside interests - which, possibly, could be in conflict with their public duties. 

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Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

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Today (6 April 2019) is the Sechseläuten in Zurich. The city's biggest festival to mark the start of summer. It dates back to the Middle Ages and features the Böög - a large snow...

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Swiss Up!  New Laws for 2019: part 1

Swiss Up! New Laws for 2019: part 1

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at some of the new laws that are now in force - including language requirements for work permit renewals and VAT rules for online shopping.

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