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Culture and coronavirus Will there be a happy ending for Swiss cinemas?

A Swiss cinema-owner explains the psychological drama facing the industry since March 16, when all cinemas had to shut. 

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Swiss stats Coronavirus: the latest numbers

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covid-19 Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus in Europe. This is where things stand and the latest on the measures in place.

Foreigners in Switzerland How Swiss direct democracy deals with xenophobia

“Italians go back to Italy” was the slogan used in an initiative 50 years ago. Why does the fear of non-Swiss keep coming back?

Covid-19 What’s happening at Swiss borders and airports?

Can I travel to Switzerland? Are the airports open? Here’s an overview of the latest border situation in the small Alpine nation. 

Pandemic effect Covid-19 strains Swiss love affair with cash

Covid-19 has shown the Swiss can live without cash, but will consumers continue to shun franc notes when the pandemic has passed?

Sustainable aviation ‘Green’ aviation fuel aims to power planes by 2030

A Swiss start-up is developing an aviation fuel produced solely with water, solar energy and CO2. Will it put an end to “flight shame”? 

Justice Corruption at FIFA: 25 criminal cases and a prosecutor in hot water

Switzerland's attorney general Michael Lauber is facing impeachment proceedings over controversial secret meetings with the FIFA president.

Employment law Pandemic triggers debate over home office rules, compensation

The coronavirus pandemic led an unprecedented number of people to work from home in Switzerland, raising questions over laws applying to home office.

Alternative foods & growing methods How food is being reimagined in Switzerland

We are taking great care in deciding what we eat, ensuring more often that foods tick the right health, ethical and environmental boxes.

coronavirus Geneva's United Nations HQ a ghost town under lockdown

Photographer Mark Henley ventured into the historic UN building in Geneva to capture the deserted atmosphere. 

Patent protection Fight over rights to Covid-19 drugs puts Switzerland in a tough spot

As calls mount for equitable access, Switzerland is caught between established practice and global solidarity in how to encourage medical innovation.

Day of UN peacekeepers What is the role of Swiss military observers?

In 1990, Switzerland sent observers to work in a UN peacekeeping mission for the first time, a move that sparked debates in the neutral nation.

New normal How flying in and out of Switzerland will look post-Covid

Face masks and more patience will be essential for people taking flights after the coronavirus pandemic.

No more emergency Government announces major easing of coronavirus restrictions

The Swiss government has announced a significant relaxation of coronavirus restrictions and an imminent end to its emergency powers.

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Bordering on Beauty Swiss photographer captures the nature of changed borders

In a small country surrounded by other states, borders have always been important to Switzerland, rarely more so than recently. And elsewhere?