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.
parliament rejects forcible monitoring of potential terroristsJune 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 themselvesMay 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 worksMarch 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 BernFeb. 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 snubDec. 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 experimentsDec. 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 dealDec. 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 rulesNov. 30, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
The Swiss parliament is debating rules surrounding gay men giving blood.
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 sitesSept. 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 schoolsSept. 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 electronicSept. 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 contractsSept. 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...