Little economic growth predicted for 2020

Little economic growth predicted for 2020

Dec. 13, 2019, 7:28 a.m.
The economy is not going to grow much in 2020 according to a new government report. 
Elections to Federal Council today - Greens fight for a seat

Elections to Federal Council today - Greens fight for a seat

Dec. 11, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Elections to the Federal Council take place today and the Greens will be fighting for a seat at the top table. Althou...
NGOs pressure government to strengthen sexual violence laws

NGOs pressure government to strengthen sexual violence laws

Nov. 29, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
The government is being pressured to strengthen its sexual violence laws. 
Government crackdown on trucks passing through Alps

Government crackdown on trucks passing through Alps

Nov. 14, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
The government is to use a carrot and stick approach to get more trucks to use the train link through the Alps and no...
Government may reverse decision to stop coffee stockpiling

Government may reverse decision to stop coffee stockpiling

Nov. 12, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Switzerland is reconsidering its decision to stop stockpiling coffee in case of an emergency.
Green parties' success throws doubt over current government structure

Green parties' success throws doubt over current government structure

Oct. 28, 2019, 9:44 a.m.
The success of the Green parties in last week’s parliamentary elections is causing a major rethink on how the g...
Protest outside UN claims Lebanese corruption enabled by Swiss banks

Protest outside UN claims Lebanese corruption enabled by Swiss banks

Oct. 23, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
Around 250 people demonstrated outside the UN in Geneva yesterday in support of the Lebanese calling for the resignat...
Factory farming ban will be voted on

Factory farming ban will be voted on

Sept. 18, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Voters will be given a say if Switzerland should ban factory farming. 
Separatists in Geneva monitored by Spanish government

Separatists in Geneva monitored by Spanish government

Aug. 12, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
The Spanish government is keeping a close eye on Catalan separatists in Geneva - and the Spanish secret service may a...
Women's retirement age to increase to 65

Women's retirement age to increase to 65

July 4, 2019, 8:59 a.m.
The government has put forward yet another plan in an effort to shore up the struggling Swiss pensions fund.
Government to crack down on money laundering

Government to crack down on money laundering

June 27, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
The government wants to tighten money laundering laws to bring it more into line with international norms.
Parliament against UN seat on neutrality grounds

Parliament against UN seat on neutrality grounds

June 21, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Parliament could force the government to remove its candidacy for a seat at the UN Security Council.
Parliament approves call to reserve board seats for women

Parliament approves call to reserve board seats for women

June 20, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Parliament has agreed to the government’s proposal calling for more women to be appointed to company boards.
FIFA asks to become NGO

FIFA asks to become NGO

June 13, 2019, 9:25 a.m.
The world football body FIFA is asking the Swiss government to upgrade its status to a non-governmental body. 
Geneva to enforce gender equality in government

Geneva to enforce gender equality in government

May 30, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Geneva is looking to legally enforce gender equality in all government agencies.
Court backs Swiss weapon trade transparency

Court backs Swiss weapon trade transparency

April 25, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
The Federal Court has backed a journalist’s claim that the government has to publish information on which count...
Hired hackers find second e-vote flaw

Hired hackers find second e-vote flaw

March 26, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
"White hackers" have found another flaw in an e-voting system.
Amnesty International slams 'inhumane' Swiss vote

Amnesty International slams 'inhumane' Swiss vote

March 21, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
The human rights group, Amnesty International, is slamming a vote by the Swiss parliament to automatically deport any...
Local government shuts down in Olten

Local government shuts down in Olten

Feb. 8, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
While the world watched the US government shutdown with shock and dismay – there’s now another one. 
Sextortion victims on the rise

Sextortion victims on the rise

Feb. 8, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
More and more people are the victims of so called ‘sextortion’. And government advice is don’t pay.
Private jet politician, Maudet, survives no confidence vote

Private jet politician, Maudet, survives no confidence vote

Jan. 16, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
The embattled Geneva politician Pierre Maudet has survived a vote of no confidence by his party.
Pressure building on government to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Pressure building on government to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Dec. 13, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Parliament is putting pressure on the government to sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty adopted by the UN in 2017.
Dual nationals allowed to hold ministerial positions

Dual nationals allowed to hold ministerial positions

Dec. 12, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
Parliament has given the OK for dual nationals to hold ministerial positions.
Two women to be voted onto Federal Council today

Two women to be voted onto Federal Council today

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Its likely parliament will vote two women onto the Federal Council later today.
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