Opinion

Vote May 21, 2017 'Let’s not jeopardise our liberal, secure and advantageous energy supply!'

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The new energy law costs a fortune, sets unattainable targets and would deprive citizens of their decision-making powers on an unprecedented scale.

Aarau Democracy Days 2017 The tottering agora, or when the heart of democracy flickers

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In the 5th century BC one of mankind’s most potent utopias arose in the ancient city-state of Athens: the idea that free ...

Opinion Face it. Third generation immigrants are integrated

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The president of trade union umbrella group Travail Suisse argues Switzerland should recognise the rights of young people born and raised here.

Opinion A standard naturalisation practice? No thanks!

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Swiss People's Party party parliamentarian Barbara Steinemann calls for more caution in the naturalisation process.

Opinion Trump or a conflict of interest in a modern democracy

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With his portfolio of business projects, loans and deals, Donald Trump is forcing the US to confront an unprecedented number of entanglements.

Trump, Brexit The ten flops of democracy in 2016

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It was arguably the most turbulent year for democracies since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Claude Longchamp lists the biggest flops.