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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.

A way out Growing number of people sign up for assisted suicide

Every year, thousands of people become members of Exit, the largest assisted suicide organisation in Switzerland. Last year was no exception.

learning disabilities A special school for special needs

At eight years old, Manarekha still has difficulty speaking and counting. But now she is helped by a pioneering school in the Swiss canton of Ticino.

Democracy Index 2017 Is global democracy in decline or development?

Swiss-Swedish democracy expert dismisses findings of Economist magazine about worst decline in democratic values in years. ​​​​​​