Government to reassess how it distributes international aidFeb. 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 forecastFeb. 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 IMFFeb. 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 subsidiesJan. 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 baseDec. 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 2020Dec. 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 seatDec. 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 lawsNov. 29, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
The government is being pressured to strengthen its sexual violence laws.
Government crackdown on trucks passing through AlpsNov. 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 stockpilingNov. 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 structureOct. 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 banksOct. 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 onSept. 18, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Voters will be given a say if Switzerland should ban factory farming.
Separatists in Geneva monitored by Spanish governmentAug. 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 65July 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 launderingJune 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 groundsJune 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 womenJune 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 NGOJune 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 governmentMay 30, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Geneva is looking to legally enforce gender equality in all government agencies.
Court backs Swiss weapon trade transparencyApril 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 flawMarch 26, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
"White hackers" have found another flaw in an e-voting system.
Amnesty International slams 'inhumane' Swiss voteMarch 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 OltenFeb. 8, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
While the world watched the US government shutdown with shock and dismay – there’s now another one.