Lockdown-easing plan leaves many confused and service industry disappointed

Lockdown-easing plan leaves many confused and service industry disappointed

April 20, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
After last Thursday’s lockdown easing announcement - the food and beverage industry was particularly disappoint...
Hospitality industry nervous about future

Hospitality industry nervous about future

April 17, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
Following the announcement, many sectors of the economy are relieved. But those in the hospitality industry remain ne...
Government looks to protect companies in crisis

Government looks to protect companies in crisis

April 10, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
The government’s looking at ways to protect Swiss companies hit by cash-flow problems and debt.   
Lockdown extended but restrictions set to loosen

Lockdown extended but restrictions set to loosen

April 9, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Switzerland’s lockdown has been extended by another week - until April 26. 
Government prepares to enforce lockdown over Easter

Government prepares to enforce lockdown over Easter

April 8, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
The Swiss government and cantonal officials are preparing to enforce lockdown rules over the sunny Easter weekend. 
Public asks when restrictions on life might ease

Public asks when restrictions on life might ease

April 6, 2020, 10:19 a.m.
We are now three weeks into lockdown in Switzerland - and public debate has started to ask when we might expect restr...
Government prepared to increased financial aid to suffering companies

Government prepared to increased financial aid to suffering companies

April 2, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
The government says it’s ready to increase the amount of financial aid to companies suffering financial losses ...
Star Alliance asks government for assistance

Star Alliance asks government for assistance

March 18, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Some business news.   
Majority of citizens support government handling of Covid-19 outbreak

Majority of citizens support government handling of Covid-19 outbreak

March 9, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
The majority of people in the country believe the government is doing a good job in its efforts to control the spread...
Government to reassess how it distributes international aid

Government to reassess how it distributes international aid

Feb. 21, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
The government is looking to reassess the amount of money it spends on development aid – and how it spends it.&...
Government reports budget surplus exceeding forecast

Government reports budget surplus exceeding forecast

Feb. 20, 2020, 9 a.m.
The government has beaten its own forecast and is reporting a budget surplus of over CHF 3bn. 
Government considers increasing Swiss contribution to IMF

Government considers increasing Swiss contribution to IMF

Feb. 13, 2020, 9:48 a.m.
Parliament is to debate doubling the amount of money Switzerland pays into the IMF emergency bailout fund.
Swiss newspapers ask for more subsidies

Swiss newspapers ask for more subsidies

Jan. 9, 2020, 9:10 a.m.
Swiss newspaper publishers are calling on the government to provide more subsidies for the industry – otherwise...
US Air Force 2 lands at Swiss military base

US Air Force 2 lands at Swiss military base

Dec. 17, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
Speculation is rife after a US government aircraft, often dubbed as Air Force 2, landed at the Swiss military base in...
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.
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