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in depth Vote June 10, 2018

A wide-ranging proposal to change Switzerland's monetary system as well parliament's decision to ban certain forms of online gambling are at stake.

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Democracy Lab How to serve up an initiative that is hard to digest

Some Swiss votes can be very technical and the need for independent viewpoints is vital. But experts can be incomprehensible and not very neutral.

Disarmament Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ by cancellation of Trump-Kim summit

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed alarm at the news of the cancellation of the Singapore summit on June 12.

Too young for kindergarten? More parents delay kindergarten start date

Children in Switzerland will have to start kindergarten from age four in line with school harmonisation rules. Too young, some parents say.

Ballenberg museum Frugal lifestyles on display in Swiss open-air museum

A peak inside the rural buildings of the Ballenberg open-air museum offers a rare view of life in Switzerland in previous centuries.

WFP in Syria Overseeing the UN’s ‘most complex’ relief operation

The Swiss humanitarian worker Jakob Kern has been leading the WFP’s Syria action since December 2015.

Adoption scandal Sri Lankans in Switzerland demand justice

Hundreds of Sri Lankan babies who were adopted by Swiss couples in the 1980s are trying to discover whether they were smuggled into the country.

Society taboo Young carers face many obstacles

Switzerland’s first ever figures show that almost 8% of children aged 10-15 are young carers – far more than previously thought.

Unroyal How to marry like a Swiss commoner

How does a typical Swiss couple get married? We’ve created a handy guide on how to tie the knot in Switzerland.