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.
Green party fails to secure seat on Federal CouncilDec. 12, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Green party leaders say parliament has missed an opportunity after they failed to secure a seat on the Federal Council.
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...
Flood defence work to receive another CHF 1bnDec. 6, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Parliament has released another billion francs to build flood defences along the Rhone River.
Parliament votes to charge patients using hospital emergency unitsDec. 4, 2019, 9:55 a.m.
The lower House of Parliament has voted in favour of charging patients CHF 50 for using the emergency units at hospit...
Bribery guide given to new parliamentariansNov. 20, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
With many new parliamentarians entering the Federal Palace after the recent elections, a new guide has been published...
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...
Vote to allow Geneva shops to stay open later delayedOct. 28, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
Geneva shop worker unions have delayed a vote by the cantonal parliament which would allow shops to open later Monday...
Motion put forward to tackle double insurance problemOct. 7, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Parliament is looking to tackle the problem of people being double insured.
CHF 6bn set aside for new fighter jetsSept. 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
The upper chamber of Parliament has given the green light to the purchase of new fighter jets.
'No chance of no-deal Brexit without parliament support' says BercowSept. 20, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
The Speaker of the British House of Commons, John Bercow, says there is no chance of a no-deal Brexit without the sup...
Climate activists sing 'The Final Countdown' outside parliamentSept. 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Climate activists disrupted Parliament in Bern yesterday by unfurling a banner from the spectators’ gallery wit...
Parliament boosts tourism subsidies to CHF 390mSept. 19, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Parliament has overruled the government and boosted the amount of money available for the tourist industry.
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.
Parliament raises annual healthcare payoutMarch 6, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Parliament has raised the minimum amount patients will have to pay before insurance kicks in.
Train network expansion in discussionMarch 4, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Parliament is discussing a major expansion of the train network.
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.
Parliament begins its winter sessionNov. 26, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
The winter session of parliament begins today, but the first order or work will be the election of new federal counci...
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...
Cannabis study given green light by parliamentSept. 20, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
The lower house of parliament, the National Council, has narrowly backed a government plan to allow a study on how th...
Senate votes down parental responsibility billSept. 12, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
The Senate has voted down a proposal to make parents financially responsible for their children to the age of 25.
Parliament votes in favour of gender boardroom quotasJune 15, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Parliament has narrowly voted in favour of gender quotas on boardrooms in large companies.