Paternity leave comes in January 1 2021

Paternity leave comes in January 1 2021

Oct. 21, 2020, 7:03 a.m.
New fathers will get ten days off after the birth of a child from January 1st.
Federal councillor calls to reject Multinational Initiative

Federal councillor calls to reject Multinational Initiative

Oct. 7, 2020, 6:06 a.m.
Federal Councilor Karin Keller-Sutter is calling on voters to reject a popular initiative due to be held next month.
Study concludes good relations with EU essential for Swiss prosperity

Study concludes good relations with EU essential for Swiss prosperity

June 30, 2020, 10:10 a.m.
The free movement of people between Switzerland and the EU is highly beneficial to the Swiss economy and allows the c...
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....
Lower House votes in favour of campaign to stop sexism

Lower House votes in favour of campaign to stop sexism

June 19, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
The Lower House of Parliament has voted in favour of a campaign to stamp out sexism which could last years. 
Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

Direct democracy to recommence in September with extensive list to vote on

April 30, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Direct democracy has also been on hold during the lockdown – so voters will have an extensive list to vote on i...
Green Parties perform well in Geneva vote

Green Parties perform well in Geneva vote

March 16, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
Despite the virus lockdown, Geneva voters went to the polls yesterday in local elections and the results show a conti...
Covid-19: Geneva local elections votes to be counted in private

Covid-19: Geneva local elections votes to be counted in private

March 5, 2020, 10:37 a.m.
The virus outbreak will mean votes in Geneva will be counted in private.
Government urges 'no' to upcoming "Swiss Brexit" vote

Government urges 'no' to upcoming "Swiss Brexit" vote

Feb. 12, 2020, 10:14 a.m.
The government is urging a ‘no’ in the upcoming vote on ending free movement of EU citizens.
'Swiss Brexit' to be voted on in May

'Swiss Brexit' to be voted on in May

Jan. 31, 2020, 6:15 a.m.
Switzerland is looking at its own Brexit moment in May. 
Geneva to vote on abolishing dog tax

Geneva to vote on abolishing dog tax

Jan. 21, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
Next month voters in Geneva will decide whether to abolish the dog tax. 
Campaign against new Geneva car park forces issue to vote

Campaign against new Geneva car park forces issue to vote

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:59 a.m.
Campaigners against a massive new underground car park in Geneva have collected double the number of signatures requi...
Voters urged to reject tobacco advertising ban

Voters urged to reject tobacco advertising ban

Dec. 9, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
The government is urging voters to reject an initiative which is calling for a total ban on tobacco advertising.
Geneva votes in favour of restricting airport noise pollution

Geneva votes in favour of restricting airport noise pollution

Nov. 25, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Geneva voters have decisively approved an initiative designed to cut noise pollution at the airport. In the end over ...
Switzerland voted onto UNESCO board

Switzerland voted onto UNESCO board

Nov. 21, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Switzerland has been voted onto the board of the UN’s science and culture body UNESCO.
Swiss Foreign Ministry calls for end to Bolivia violence

Swiss Foreign Ministry calls for end to Bolivia violence

Nov. 12, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry is calling for an end to violence in Bolivia and is offering support in holding new electi...
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 ...
Green Party should have place on Federal Council, says Rytz

Green Party should have place on Federal Council, says Rytz

Oct. 22, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
The head of the Swiss Green Party which made historic gains in Sunday’s parliamentary elections says there shou...
Green parties celebrate historic election victories

Green parties celebrate historic election victories

Oct. 21, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Results for the 46 seat Upper House, the Council of States are not finalized – some seats will have to go throu...
Young people urged to vote over weekend

Young people urged to vote over weekend

Oct. 14, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
Young people are being urged to vote ahead of the Federal Parliamentary Elections on Sunday. 
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.
Factory farming ban will be voted on

Factory farming ban will be voted on

Sept. 18, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
Voters will be given a say if Switzerland should ban factory farming. 
Zurich mayor proposes right to vote for non-Swiss

Zurich mayor proposes right to vote for non-Swiss

July 19, 2019, 10:05 a.m.
The mayor of Zurich says she wants to give non-Swiss the right to vote in local elections.
Younger voters drive gains for environmental parties

Younger voters drive gains for environmental parties

June 7, 2019, 9:12 a.m.
In the run-up to parliamentary elections in October, environmental parties are performing strongly in the polls.
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