Voters should know more about online campaigns

Voters should know more about online campaigns

June 26, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
Voters should be more aware how political parties and campaign managers use social media and online advertising in th...
National vote may have to be re-held for first time ever

National vote may have to be re-held for first time ever

June 25, 2018, 6:17 a.m.
For the first time ever a national vote may have to be re-held.
EU considers unemployment benefit shakeup for frontaliers

EU considers unemployment benefit shakeup for frontaliers

June 21, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
The EU is considering a shake-up on how social benefits, including unemployment benefit, would be paid to cross borde...
Geneva anti-frontalier initiative fails

Geneva anti-frontalier initiative fails

June 19, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
An initiative to cut the number of cross border workers in Geneva has failed to collect enough signatures to take the...
Initiative launched to ban factory farming

Initiative launched to ban factory farming

June 13, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Animal rights activists have launched an initiative to ban all types of factory farming.
No to 'Sovereign Money' and new gambling laws get OK.

No to 'Sovereign Money' and new gambling laws get OK.

June 11, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
Voters have said no to ‘Sovereign Money’ and yes to new laws aimed at curbing international gambling.
Geneva voters green-light canton's housing plan at La Praille

Geneva voters green-light canton's housing plan at La Praille

June 11, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
In Geneva, voters have given the go-ahead for the canton’s housing plan in the new development at La Praille.
Money vote set to fail on Sunday

Money vote set to fail on Sunday

June 8, 2018, 6:17 a.m.
Voters will be going to the polls on Sunday to decide if the country should adopt a revolutionary financial system.
Social media and online news threat to local democracy

Social media and online news threat to local democracy

June 6, 2018, 6:12 a.m.
A study by Zurich University is suggesting the Swiss system of local elections and direct democracy is under threat d...
Anti-censorship group urges rejection of new gambling law

Anti-censorship group urges rejection of new gambling law

May 18, 2018, 6:40 a.m.
An umbrella group called ‘Save the Free Internet’ is urging voters to reject an initiative next month as ...
Voters will be asked to ban pesticides

Voters will be asked to ban pesticides

May 17, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
Voters will be asked if they want to ban synthetic pesticides after the campaign group Future 3.0 collected more than...
Campaign launched to change selection of federal judges

Campaign launched to change selection of federal judges

May 16, 2018, 6:18 a.m.
A petition has been launched which aims to change the way Federal Judges are appointed to the Supreme Court.
Geneva government urges federal restrictions for online gambling

Geneva government urges federal restrictions for online gambling

May 11, 2018, 6:08 a.m.
The Geneva cantonal government has taken the rare step of adopting a position on a federal vote.
Government looks to tackle Swiss high prices

Government looks to tackle Swiss high prices

May 10, 2018, 6:01 a.m.
The government has rejected the Fair Price initiative which calls for regulations to stop foreign companies adding a ...
Voters make final Geneva government decision

Voters make final Geneva government decision

May 7, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
Geneva voters delivered a split result in the final round of the cantonal government election yesterday. One shock re...
Twitter bots tried to influence Billag vote

Twitter bots tried to influence Billag vote

April 6, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Switzerland is not immune to social media manipulation ahead of crucial votes. Research by the Northwestern Universit...
Geneva political party faces legal action from France

Geneva political party faces legal action from France

March 29, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
A Geneva political party is being threatened with legal action from the French governing party for using the phr...
Health campaigners to fight tobacco advertising

Health campaigners to fight tobacco advertising

March 19, 2018, 9:51 a.m.
Health campaigners are launching an initiative to ban all tobacco related advertising, despite the debate already bei...
Possible new vote to cut SRG funding

Possible new vote to cut SRG funding

March 6, 2018, 6:55 a.m.
Although the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG) survived the no-Billag vote over the weekend. Many commentators say...
Bid to end TV and radio fee fails comprehensively

Bid to end TV and radio fee fails comprehensively

March 5, 2018, 6:12 a.m.
The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation – the SRG - says the vote to keep the license fee is a new beginning for the...
Federal government keeps right to tax citizens

Federal government keeps right to tax citizens

March 5, 2018, 6:10 a.m.
In other votes, the federal government will keep its right to tax citizens. The right of the federal government to ta...
Geneva political party wants to limit frontaliers right to work

Geneva political party wants to limit frontaliers right to work

Feb. 20, 2018, 6:12 a.m.
The Geneva right wing political party, the Geneva Citizens Movement, is launching an initiative to force employers in...
Broadcasting chief says change needs to happen

Broadcasting chief says change needs to happen

Feb. 12, 2018, 6:20 a.m.
The head of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation says he is open to all suggestions on how to change.
Moutier vote buying investigation dropped

Moutier vote buying investigation dropped

Feb. 8, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Officials have dropped their investigation into alleged vote buying in the town of Moutier, currently in canton Bern.
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