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Democracy Labs

Making democracy more democratic? Young researchers explain how they’re trying to do that in our video series.

in depth Switzerland and the #DroneFrontier

swissinfo.ch's series with swissnex Boston aimed at exploring the changes to policy and society that accompany innovations in drone technology.

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#metoo, one year on Sexual harassment still shrouded in secrecy in big companies

Sexual harassment is still discussed behind closed doors in most companies. So what has changed since #metoo?

competitive frontier Global economic competitiveness stumbles in face of technology transformation

A major update to the WEF's annual Global Competitiveness Index reveals the global economy is ill-prepared for rapid technological change.

2008 crisis The day UBS, the biggest Swiss bank, was saved

The big Swiss bank UBS fell victim to its high-risk strategy of expansion in the US market when the financial crisis erupted ten years ago.

Waiting game The Swiss hunt: collecting the reward for a year’s work

What's it like to go on the hunt in the Swiss Alps, joining tens of thousands of rifle-carrying men each autumn?

Point of view Opportunity knocks for Switzerland in the US

US President Donald Trump prefers bilateral agreements to multilateral ones. For Switzerland, this signifies an opportunity – but also uncertainty.

class divide What the statistics don’t say about teachers’ salaries

How much does a schoolteacher earn in Switzerland? There are big differences between the cantons, and also a gap between theory and practice.

Civic rights The four ingredients of a successful people’s initiative

The people’s initiative is the fundamental instrument of Swiss direct democracy, but what's needed to make it successful?

Final destination What happens when you die on holiday in Switzerland?

A fall on a hiking path or a sudden heart attack could bring your Swiss holiday to an abrupt end. What next?

With or without you What would a no-deal Brexit mean for Brits in Switzerland?

If the UK drops out of the EU without a deal – what will happen to UK citizens in Switzerland? The clock is ticking.

War and revolution The road to proportional representation in Switzerland

Here's how, in 1918, Switzerland made the historic decision to move to a proportional representation system at national level.