Geneva finance minister disappointed at tax vote

Geneva finance minister disappointed at tax vote

Feb. 14, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Geneva’s finance minister, Serge Dal Busco, says he’s worried about the uncertainty the rejection of the ...
Yes to easier immigration and road fund

Yes to easier immigration and road fund

Feb. 12, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Voters followed the advice from the government in all votes, other than the tax deal. There was overwhelming sup...
Threat to multinationals in Switzerland after tax deal rejected

Threat to multinationals in Switzerland after tax deal rejected

Feb. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
The Swiss government is going to have to come up with a new idea to keep multinationals from fleeing the country afte...
Geneva students complain at ending of Erasmus programme

Geneva students complain at ending of Erasmus programme

Feb. 8, 2017, 6:05 a.m.
Students at Geneva University are complaining the decision to withdraw from the European Erasmus exchange programme i...
Weekend vote campaigns come to an end

Weekend vote campaigns come to an end

Feb. 7, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
The campaigns for three major federal votes on Sunday are coming to an end.
Early votes already cast ahead of major federal ballots

Early votes already cast ahead of major federal ballots

Feb. 1, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Despite campaigners still pushing their cases ahead of three important federal votes later this month, plenty of peop...
Swiss dual nationals granted exemption on US travel

Swiss dual nationals granted exemption on US travel

Feb. 1, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Swiss nationals with dual nationality with one of the countries banned from entering the United States can now travel...
Iranian EPFL scientist denied entry to US

Iranian EPFL scientist denied entry to US

Jan. 31, 2017, 6:26 a.m.
A 30 year old scientist who studied at the EPFL in Lausanne has been barred from taking up a dream job at Harvard Uni...
Swiss foreign minister slams new US immigration controls

Swiss foreign minister slams new US immigration controls

Jan. 30, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister, Didier Burkhalter, says the new immigration restrictions put in place by President Trump ...
Switzerland signs up to US entry programme

Switzerland signs up to US entry programme

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
The Swiss cabinet has agreed with US authorities to sign up for American Global Entry Programme. The system will allo...
New poster against easier citizenship rules unveiled

New poster against easier citizenship rules unveiled

Jan. 10, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Swiss right wing parties have launched a new poster in the run up to the vote to make it easier for foreigners to app...
Voters will get chance to re-think EU immigration policy

Voters will get chance to re-think EU immigration policy

Dec. 22, 2016, 5:50 a.m.
Voters will get a chance to decide again on the issue of immigration from the EU. Switzerland’s relationship wi...
Study shows Swiss firms worried over EU single market access

Study shows Swiss firms worried over EU single market access

Dec. 14, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
A new study by the accountants KPMG says Swiss companies have responded to the strength of the franc, but are still w...
Parliament discusses new immigration law

Parliament discusses new immigration law

Dec. 13, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Parliament is discussing a new law which will impact anyone living in the country on a B or C permit.  
Swiss Senate votes through new employment bill

Swiss Senate votes through new employment bill

Dec. 2, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
The Swiss Senate has voted for the potentially EU compatible bill that will force companies looking to hire new staff...
Angela Merkel wants Swiss talks with EU to be separate from Brexit negotiations

Angela Merkel wants Swiss talks with EU to be separate from Brexit negotiations

Nov. 3, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Swiss talks with the European Union should be kept completely separ...
New vote planned on EU immigration quotas

New vote planned on EU immigration quotas

Oct. 27, 2016, 7:08 a.m.
The Federal Council has decided to hold a referendum on the question of immigration quotas. In 2014, Switzerland vot...
Illegal immigrants found during vehicle checks

Illegal immigrants found during vehicle checks

Oct. 24, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Eleven Kosovars have been arrested in Küssnacht am Rigi in central Switzerland for "illegal residence"...
Justice Minister calls for stronger asylum laws

Justice Minister calls for stronger asylum laws

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
There has been a call for strengthening existing asylum laws and relocation commitments from the Swiss Justice Minist...
Vote on 'simplified naturalisation' to be held next February

Vote on 'simplified naturalisation' to be held next February

Oct. 12, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
A vote on making it easier for third generation immigrants to become Swiss citizens is to be held next February. The...
New Swiss immigration deal signed with Sri Lanka

New Swiss immigration deal signed with Sri Lanka

Oct. 5, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
An immigration treaty that includes details on the repatriation of Sri Lankans who currently live in Switzerland has ...
Swiss president wants more highly-skilled non-EU workers

Swiss president wants more highly-skilled non-EU workers

Sept. 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
The Swiss president says he wants to allow more highly-skilled people from outside the European Union to work in Swit...
Ticino vote creates Swiss/EU tensions

Ticino vote creates Swiss/EU tensions

Sept. 27, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
The EU has given Switzerland a warning after Ticino voted in favour of limiting the number of foreign workers in the ...
Parliament support 'watered-down' version of immigration restrictions

Parliament support 'watered-down' version of immigration restrictions

Sept. 22, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Switzerland's lower house of parliament has appeared to defuse a potential conflict with the European Commission over...
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