2-seater electric plane to fly in Switzerland

2-seater electric plane to fly in Switzerland

July 8, 2020, 8:49 a.m.
Switzerland has for the first time authorized an electric-powered plane to take to the skies. 
No surprise that majority wore face masks yesterday as 'people like clear rules'

No surprise that majority wore face masks yesterday as 'people like clear rules'

July 7, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
The vast majority of people wore masks on public transport yesterday - the first day of the new law which makes it co...
Swiss army head calls for more women and to allow foreigners

Swiss army head calls for more women and to allow foreigners

June 26, 2020, 9:09 a.m.
The fairly new head of the Swiss army wants to be more inclusive. He wants more women and even foreigners to join up....
Sanctions applied against Nicaraguan officials over human rights issues

Sanctions applied against Nicaraguan officials over human rights issues

June 25, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
Switzerland is applying sanctions against six Nicaraguan government officials and urges the authorities in the centra...
UN human rights lawyers warn against new anti-terrorism law

UN human rights lawyers warn against new anti-terrorism law

June 2, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
UN human rights lawyers are warning a new Swiss anti-terrorism law being discussed in parliament would be illegal if ...
Restaurant owner fined for selling hotdogs in car park

Restaurant owner fined for selling hotdogs in car park

April 16, 2020, 10:15 a.m.
A restauranteur in canton Sankt Gallen is fuming after authorities took his license away to sell hotdogs from a cart ...
Couple fined CHF 500 for bringing own champagne to hotel

Couple fined CHF 500 for bringing own champagne to hotel

March 5, 2020, 10:44 a.m.
A hotel attempted to fine a couple CHF 500 for bringing their own champagne into the room. 
Extinction Rebellion protestors facing obstruction charges

Extinction Rebellion protestors facing obstruction charges

Nov. 8, 2019, 10:05 a.m.
More than 100 Extinction Rebellion protestors are to face charges of obstruction in Lausanne.
Political parties violated data protection laws in campaigns

Political parties violated data protection laws in campaigns

Oct. 28, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Several different political parties were warned about violating data protection laws during the recent parliamentary ...
Man fined for 52-day long illegal sex period with girlfriend

Man fined for 52-day long illegal sex period with girlfriend

Oct. 17, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
A Zurich court expressed regret it was forced to punish a 24-year-old man for sexual relations with a child – b...
Motion put forward to tackle double insurance problem

Motion put forward to tackle double insurance problem

Oct. 7, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Parliament is looking to tackle the problem of people being double insured. 
Presumed organ donation law initiate to go to vote

Presumed organ donation law initiate to go to vote

Oct. 1, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
The majority of people are in favour of presumed consent for organ donation.
Senate discusses introducing higher plane ticket and fuel prices

Senate discusses introducing higher plane ticket and fuel prices

Sept. 24, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
The Senate is currently discussing new environmental laws which may mean higher priced plane tickets and fuel.
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.
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.
Canton Geneva holds firm on French resident kids in schools

Canton Geneva holds firm on French resident kids in schools

May 16, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
French resident Geneva parents fighting for the right to have their children educated in the canton are feeling more ...
Drinking and sailing law to be abolished

Drinking and sailing law to be abolished

May 2, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
The government says it will abolish the drinking and sailing law from next year. 
Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

Stricter arms export laws fail to pass in Senate

March 12, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Moves to bring in stricter laws on arms exports have been killed in the Senate.
Sunbed restrictions to become law in June

Sunbed restrictions to become law in June

Feb. 28, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Sunbeds and laser pointers will be restricted under new laws due to come into force in June.
Law passed in major step towards gender pay equality

Law passed in major step towards gender pay equality

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Parliament has passed a law which it’s hoped will be a major step against gender pay inequality.
Swiss citizens without date of birth now born January 1st

Swiss citizens without date of birth now born January 1st

Dec. 4, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
A change in the law will allow those people who don’t know their exact date of birth to be listed as the 1st&nb...
Lausanne protests anti-begging laws

Lausanne protests anti-begging laws

Nov. 2, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Several hundred demonstrated in Lausanne last night to protest at new anti-begging laws.
Cost of becoming Swiss to be investigated

Cost of becoming Swiss to be investigated

Oct. 22, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
The cost of becoming Swiss varies widely across the country.
Child-Sex offenders banned from working with children for life

Child-Sex offenders banned from working with children for life

Oct. 11, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
The government has said anyone who has been convicted of a sexual offence against a child will be barred from working...
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