Government considers increasing Swiss contribution to IMF

Government considers increasing Swiss contribution to IMF

Feb. 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 Council

Green party fails to secure seat on Federal Council

Dec. 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 seat

Elections to Federal Council today - Greens fight for a seat

Dec. 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 1bn

Flood defence work to receive another CHF 1bn

Dec. 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 units

Parliament votes to charge patients using hospital emergency units

Dec. 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 parliamentarians

Bribery guide given to new parliamentarians

Nov. 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 structure

Green parties' success throws doubt over current government structure

Oct. 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 delayed

Vote to allow Geneva shops to stay open later delayed

Oct. 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 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. 
CHF 6bn set aside for new fighter jets

CHF 6bn set aside for new fighter jets

Sept. 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 Bercow

'No chance of no-deal Brexit without parliament support' says Bercow

Sept. 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 parliament

Climate activists sing 'The Final Countdown' outside parliament

Sept. 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 390m

Parliament boosts tourism subsidies to CHF 390m

Sept. 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 grounds

Parliament against UN seat on neutrality grounds

June 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 women

Parliament approves call to reserve board seats for women

June 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 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.
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