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Neutral Swiss A successful model of neutrality

Switzerland doesn’t take sides in a war. Thanks to its neutrality, it has been able to stay out of conflicts for a long time.

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A new wave of digital financial technology (fintech) innovations are springing up in Switzerland that could either transform traditional financial companies - or replace them.

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Brussels-Bern Juncker visit expected to help normalise Swiss-EU relations

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due in Switzerland on Thursday for a visit expected to help get bilateral ties back on track.

booming Are Switzerland's politics behind its high competitiveness?

Switzerland maintains enviable economic conditions and consistently tops global competitiveness rankings. Is this down to its system of government?

Exclude or integrate? How politicians would deal with Islamic fundamentalists

Switzerland’s political parties differ in their approaches to coping with Islamic fundamentalism. Some focus on anti-terror, others on integration.

Digital Switzerland President wants more digital risk-taking

The Swiss government wants to defend its good starting position in the race for the digital future.

Groundbreaking research ‘We just couldn’t believe it’: Swiss recalls uncovering VW scandal

Swiss automobile engineer Marc Besch was part of the research group that first noticed something odd about Volkswagen diesel engines.

Migration Series (Part 1) Defining the 25% foreign population in Switzerland

For the first time, Switzerland has 2 million foreigners living in its midst. But just who exactly are they? These graphics offer an explanation.

Killings in Egypt Terrorism 20 years after the Luxor tragedy

On November 17, 1997, Islamic extremists killed 36 Swiss tourists in Egypt. It was the deadliest terrorist attack ever involving Swiss citizens.

Security of e-voting Should Swiss vote hackers be rewarded with cash?

A Swiss politician calls on the government to offer a reward to anyone who can hack the e-voting system.

Climate and island nations ‘I’m counting on all youth to influence decisions in their countries’

A Swiss youth delegate to the UN Climate Conference speaks with a representative from the Seychelles about climate change's effect on island nations.

Corporate responsibility Paradise Papers fuel Swiss better business initiative - for now

In Switzerland, a coalition of 85 non-governmental organisations and trade unions are backing an initiative called “responsible business”.