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.
Sextortion victims on the riseFeb. 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 voteJan. 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 TreatyDec. 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 positionsDec. 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 todayDec. 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 systemNov. 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 scandalNov. 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 governmentNov. 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 disastersOct. 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 rulesSept. 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 firmsAug. 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 sanctionsAug. 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 GovernmentAug. 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 refugeeAug. 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 sustainabilityJuly 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Switzerland making positive progress on SDGs, says minister