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.
CHF 150m demand to build catastrophe communications system

CHF 150m demand to build catastrophe communications system

Nov. 22, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
The government is asking parliament for CHF 150m to build a disaster proof communications system so authorities can k...
Geneva calls on government members to resign after scandal

Geneva calls on government members to resign after scandal

Nov. 14, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Around 100 people gathered outside the city of Geneva’s parliament building yesterday, calling on members of th...
1 in 3 Swiss teens want authoritarian government

1 in 3 Swiss teens want authoritarian government

Nov. 12, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
One in three Swiss teenagers say they would prefer a more authoritarian government.
Alertswiss app alerts population of potential disasters

Alertswiss app alerts population of potential disasters

Oct. 19, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
A new app is now available backed by the government to alert us of earthquakes, floods and other potential disasters.
Bern protests plan to relax arms rules

Bern protests plan to relax arms rules

Sept. 5, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Hundreds of people gathered yesterday afternoon in Bern to protest government plans to relax the rules over arms expo...
Communications Minister concerned over Chinese takeovers of Swiss firms

Communications Minister concerned over Chinese takeovers of Swiss firms

Aug. 14, 2018, 10:14 a.m.
Swiss Communications Minister Doris Leuthard says she’s concerned about potential takeovers by Chinese business...
Swiss firms told not to cut ties with Iran in spite of US sanctions

Swiss firms told not to cut ties with Iran in spite of US sanctions

Aug. 10, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
The Swiss government says that it regrets the ‘deteriorating’ situation regarding sanctions imposed by th...
Farmers to receive heatwave help from Swiss Government

Farmers to receive heatwave help from Swiss Government

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Farmers who have been badly affected by the current drought are to receive help from the Swiss Government, after it a...
Federal Court overrules refusal of Swiss citizenship to Iranian refugee

Federal Court overrules refusal of Swiss citizenship to Iranian refugee

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
A taxi driver, who came to Switzerland as a refugee nearly 30 years ago, is to be granted Swiss citizenship after a r...
Switzerland moving towards sustainability

Switzerland moving towards sustainability

July 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Switzerland making positive progress on SDGs, says minister
Petition to end teacher burnout

Petition to end teacher burnout

July 9, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Teachers in Switzerland are suffering from burnout. 
Voters make final Geneva government decision

Voters make final Geneva government decision

May 7, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Geneva voters delivered a split result in the final round of the cantonal government election yesterday. One shock re...
Switzerland can do more in fight against corruption - OECD

Switzerland can do more in fight against corruption - OECD

March 28, 2018, 7:05 a.m.
The OECD says Switzerland can be doing more in the fight against corruption – especially in the protection of&n...
Swiss companies spend millions lobbying US government

Swiss companies spend millions lobbying US government

March 13, 2018, 8:40 a.m.
Swiss pharmaceutical companies have spent millions of dollars in the United States to fight the Affordable Care ...
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.
New Swiss foreign minister questioned over gun lobby ties

New Swiss foreign minister questioned over gun lobby ties

Oct. 16, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
It’s been revealed the incoming Swiss foreign minister applied to join a pro-gun group only days before his ele...
Swiss government wants to track stalkers

Swiss government wants to track stalkers

Oct. 12, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
The Swiss government wants to change the law to allow courts to order those convicted of stalking to wear trackers.
New cabinet minister will take over foreign ministry

New cabinet minister will take over foreign ministry

Sept. 25, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
The new Swiss cabinet member, 56 year old Ignazio Cassis will become foreign minister.
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