Parliament raises annual healthcare payout

Parliament raises annual healthcare payout

March 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 discussion

Train network expansion in discussion

March 4, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Parliament is discussing a major expansion of the train network.
Two women to be voted onto Federal Council today

Two women to be voted onto Federal Council today

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Its likely parliament will vote two women onto the Federal Council later today.
Parliament begins its winter session

Parliament begins its winter session

Nov. 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 system

CHF 150m demand to build catastrophe communications system

Nov. 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 scandal

Geneva calls on government members to resign after scandal

Nov. 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 parliament

Cannabis study given green light by parliament

Sept. 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 bill

Senate votes down parental responsibility bill

Sept. 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 quotas

Parliament votes in favour of gender boardroom quotas

June 15, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Parliament has narrowly voted in favour of gender quotas on boardrooms in large companies.
parliament rejects forcible monitoring of potential terrorists

parliament rejects forcible monitoring of potential terrorists

June 1, 2018, 6:26 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a motion put forward by the Swiss People’s Party which would have allowed courts to for...
Parliament says no to second class tickets for themselves

Parliament says no to second class tickets for themselves

May 29, 2018, 6:15 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a move that would have pushed all MPs onto second class carriages on the trains.
Parliament throws spanner in 5G works

Parliament throws spanner in 5G works

March 6, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
The 46 seat Council of States in parliament has rejected a plan to lift the regulations on how powerful mobile phone ...
Russian parliamentary speaker visits Bern

Russian parliamentary speaker visits Bern

Feb. 20, 2018, 6:18 a.m.
The speaker of the Russian parliament is in Switzerland on a controversial visit. Vyacheslav Volodin is banned from v...
Switzerland could reconsider EU payment after exchange snub

Switzerland could reconsider EU payment after exchange snub

Dec. 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Switzerland may not, after all, pay CHF 1.3bn into the EU’s cohesion fund. The money was agreed when the EU&rsq...
Parliament rejects measures to limit primate experiments

Parliament rejects measures to limit primate experiments

Dec. 12, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a motion to stop animal experiments on primates.
EU's chief Brexit negotiator to examine Swiss deal

EU's chief Brexit negotiator to examine Swiss deal

Dec. 4, 2017, 6:53 a.m.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator is to look at the Swiss relationship with the EU to decide if it could be a mo...
Parliament disagrees on gay men blood donation rules

Parliament disagrees on gay men blood donation rules

Nov. 30, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is debating rules surrounding gay men giving blood.
Parliament demands government reenters Erasmus +

Parliament demands government reenters Erasmus +

Nov. 28, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is demanding the government reopen talks with the EU to take the country back in to the student ...
Parliament to block foreign betting sites

Parliament to block foreign betting sites

Sept. 28, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
Parliament has agreed foreign betting sites will be blocked in Switzerland. Those sites offering roulette or poker wi...
Parliament rejects compulsory hand shaking in schools

Parliament rejects compulsory hand shaking in schools

Sept. 28, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
The Swiss parliament has rejected a motion making it mandatory for school students to shake their teachers’ hands.
Move to make tax declaration purely electronic

Move to make tax declaration purely electronic

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Submitting your tax form could be made simpler. Parliament is discussing ditching the rules that say all forms have t...
Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Parliament looks to ban restrictive on-line booking contracts

Sept. 19, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Parliament is calling for a new law which would ban on-line booking sites demanding hotels do not offer cheaper price...
Lower House of Parliament Approves Anti-Regulation Bill

Lower House of Parliament Approves Anti-Regulation Bill

June 9, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
The lower house of Parliament – the National Council – has approved a proposal to stop over regulation.&n...
Green party puts forward cannabis motion

Green party puts forward cannabis motion

May 5, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
The Green Party has tabled a parliamentary motion in Bern to legalize cannabis. It’s not the first time politic...
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