No country can function without debt. swissinfo.ch explains the causes and potential consequences of being seriously in the red.
Federalism One person, one vote? – not in Switzerland
In Switzerland, as in the USA, votes have varying weights depending on where you live.
'Together' Quiz app decodes daily life in Switzerland
Why are rubbish bags in Switzerland different colours? What do you need to know when looking for a job? Answers in a new app.
Trademark heels No Swiss protection for Louboutin’s red-soled shoes
Media leaks Eight held over attacks at Swiss mosque
Impressive results Sika remains juicy takeover target
Burka and niqab Veiled women can be denied Swiss state assistance
Creepy Switzerland The Swiss love things that go bump in the night
Basel Fasnacht, with its gruesome costumes to scare away the spirits of winter, offers just a small taste of Switzerland’s passion for the macabre.
Ernst Sieber The pastor of the homeless turns 90
Ernst Sieber has worked tirelessly for the poor and those on the edges of society for decades.
Each week cartoonist Marina Lutz takes a look at a big issue in the news in Switzerland.
Turkey has called on Switzerland to arrest, and sentence if necessary, critics suspected of defaming President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“My Life as a Courgette” Behind the scenes of an Oscar-nominated film
The Swiss stop motion animation that’s taking the film world by storm, “My Life as a Courgette” involved months of work and attention to detail.
Migration policy Are the Swiss too strict about the Dublin accords?
Our data shows Switzerland’s strict application of the Dublin accords means migrants are sent to a country where they weren't officially registered.
Revolution reflections Switzerland and Russia go back a long way
The two nations share a surprisingly rich history. Here are five little-known ties that link them.
Migrant information ‘Don’t come to Switzerland’ – the anti-tourism campaign
A Swiss-funded television series set in Nigeria paints a very different picture of Switzerland from the usual tourism campaigns.
Gender Pension Gap Pensions – what women need to know
Many women in Switzerland work part time or not at all, often resulting in a small pension that is not enough to live on.
Genetic analysis Hunting wolves in the laboratory
While debating what to do with wolves is relatively is easy, it’s much harder working out their movements and exact numbers. Enter the geneticists.
When Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski held a call with US President Donald Trump last week, one of his tasks was to ask whether his former ...
Swiss Academy of Sciences How to solve the crisis of science
A leading public health expert tells swissinfo.ch how modern science can be put back on track for the greater good of society.
Take a look Picture of the week
In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.
Exposition The universe of cows
Deity, icon or just cattle? Cows are seen differently across cultures. An exhibition in Zurich examines the role of cows in art and society.
Father, I forgive you Paedophile priest and his victim talk openly
Daniel Pittet was sexually abused by a Catholic priest when he was a child. A book now tells his story, and the preface was written by Pope Francis.
Digital democracy The Swiss politicians who have mastered Twitter
As Donald Trump takes the political use of Twitter to a new dimension, we wondered which Swiss politicians are making the most use of social media.
Forum Let's discuss
The hundreds of thousands of Swiss citizens living abroad have voting rights, but should they?
Help for victims What is being done about forced marriages?
When Jasmin D, a young woman of Tamil origin faced a forced marriage, she found support from the Bern city authorities.
Disability insurance Helping the disabled find employment
After finishing school, handicapped youngsters should get help with finding a way into the job market instead of having to live on social benefits ...