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Tougher regulations Is adoption in Switzerland on its way out?

The boom days of adopting children from abroad are over – nowadays hardly anyone is adopting in Switzerland. There are several reasons.

Town hall meeting Has Switzerland’s local democracy lost its soul?

Participation in town hall meetings has reached a new low, marking a 30-year decline in Swiss democracy at a local level. But all is not lost.

#WeAreSwissAbroad: Doris Hofer Counselling on health and food made her famous

Launching herself into the fitness sector has been the best investment of her life, says Swiss expat Doris Hofer.

Public finances How does Switzerland spend its taxpayers' money?

After the government revealed a large surplus in Switzerland's public finances earlier this week, we wondered how the country spends its money.

Digital and more local Parag Khanna gives his prescription for democracy

swissinfo.ch talks to political scientist Parag Khanna about Singapore, the state of global democracy, and why 'boring' countries are best.