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.
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...
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