Fight against high Swiss prices to go to the vote

Fight against high Swiss prices to go to the vote

Dec. 13, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
The campaign against high prices in Switzerland has collected enough signatures to force the issue to a vote.
Parliament rejects measures to limit primate experiments

Parliament rejects measures to limit primate experiments

Dec. 12, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a motion to stop animal experiments on primates.
Parliament elects Alain Berset to be president next year

Parliament elects Alain Berset to be president next year

Dec. 7, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
The Swiss parliament has chosen Alain Berset, to be president next year. The president rotates every year, and as Ber...
Switzerland escapes EU tax blacklist - but only just

Switzerland escapes EU tax blacklist - but only just

Dec. 6, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Switzerland has been placed on a ‘grey list’ of countries deemed to be only partially compliant on tax tr...
Swiss MP resigns from party after stalking allegations

Swiss MP resigns from party after stalking allegations

Dec. 5, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
A Swiss MP has resigned from his party, the Christian Democrats, after allegations of stalking a woman.
Animal rights group to launch initiative to ban foie gras

Animal rights group to launch initiative to ban foie gras

Dec. 4, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Animal right groups are planning to launch an initiative to ban certain foods after a bill to do the same failed in p...
EU's chief Brexit negotiator to examine Swiss deal

EU's chief Brexit negotiator to examine Swiss deal

Dec. 4, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator is to look at the Swiss relationship with the EU to decide if it could be a mo...
Parliament disagrees on gay men blood donation rules

Parliament disagrees on gay men blood donation rules

Nov. 30, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is debating rules surrounding gay men giving blood.
Parliament demands government reenters Erasmus +

Parliament demands government reenters Erasmus +

Nov. 28, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is demanding the government reopen talks with the EU to take the country back in to the student ...
EU talks successful, but some more work to be done

EU talks successful, but some more work to be done

Nov. 24, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
Yesterday’s meeting in Bern with the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker is being hailed as a s...
EU head in Bern for meeting

EU head in Bern for meeting

Nov. 23, 2017, 6:55 a.m.
The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, will be meeting the Swiss President, Doris Leuthard in Bern ...
Court backs government decision to sack ambassador

Court backs government decision to sack ambassador

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
A federal court has backed the government on the sacking of the former ambassador to Venezuela.
Petition launched to can smacking children

Petition launched to can smacking children

Nov. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
A petition is to be launched to force a vote to ban smacking children in Switzerland.
Justice minister wants more oversight of commodity traders in Switzerland

Justice minister wants more oversight of commodity traders in Switzerland

Nov. 13, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Switzerland’s justice minister is calling for more oversight into the operations of commodity traders in the co...
man dies at indoor karting track in Bern

man dies at indoor karting track in Bern

Nov. 13, 2017, 5:48 a.m.
The managers of an indoor karting track in canton Bern have expressed their shock and sadness after a customer crashe...
Spanish government closes Geneva Catalan office

Spanish government closes Geneva Catalan office

Nov. 7, 2017, 9 a.m.
The Spanish government has closed the Catalan regional office in Geneva.
New Swiss government portal to make life easier

New Swiss government portal to make life easier

Nov. 7, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
The Swiss government is launching a new online portal to make life easier for those running a business in the country.
Skywork rescued by investor cash injection

Skywork rescued by investor cash injection

Nov. 2, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
The airline Skywork has been given a lifeline by investors and will keep flying for the next 12 months at least.
Swiss broadcaster refuses to air adverts for assisted suicide group

Swiss broadcaster refuses to air adverts for assisted suicide group

Oct. 30, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
The Swiss public broadcaster, the SRG, is refusing to run advertisements for the assisted suicide organization, Exit.
Switzerland to represent Saudi Arabia and Iran for each other

Switzerland to represent Saudi Arabia and Iran for each other

Oct. 26, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Switzerland has agreed to represent Iran and Saudi Arabia in each other’s capital cities.
Nine injured in head-on crash on A6 autoroute

Nine injured in head-on crash on A6 autoroute

Oct. 23, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Nine people have been injured in a head on collision in canton Bern on the A6 autoroute. Eight of the injured are tou...
Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Oct. 20, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The number of people asking for asylum in Switzerland is dropping sharply. According to the latest numbers from the S...
Government recomends 'no' to Billag vote

Government recomends 'no' to Billag vote

Oct. 19, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
The government is recommending people reject the ‘no-billag’ initiative due to go to the vote in March.
Bern based airline may be forced to close

Bern based airline may be forced to close

Oct. 18, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
The Swiss airline, Skywork, is facing financial difficulties and may be forced to close at the end of the month.
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