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CBD ‘Swiss marijuana champion’ finds new markets with ‘cannabis light’

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There’s decaffeinated coffee, alcohol-free beer, and now marijuana that doesn’t make you high. A producer reveals the hidden side of the market. 

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in depth Making Switzerland home

Expat, immigrant, foreigner: Whatever you call yourself, you’re in good company. One in four people living in Switzerland is not Swiss.

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Editorial On the value of pensioners living abroad

The centre-right Radical Party is considering cuts to old age pensions for those living outside Switzerland. Reactions have been furious.

Portraits of the reformation ‘A virgin by day, a wench by night’

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Huldrych Zwingli shows that you can be a passionate reformer, man of the cloth and skirt-chaser, all at once.

Anti-radicalisation The imam who guides Muslims in Swiss prisons

Imam Mustafa Memeti has been counselling Muslim prisoners for nearly 25 years in several Swiss prisons.

Pricey Switzerland ‘I can’t afford to come back home for holidays’

Due to high prices and a strong franc, some Swiss abroad say they can no longer afford to come home to visit on holidays.

Tama's Tales Re-visiting a refugee centre

Tama Vakeesan visits a refugee centre for the first time since she herself was an asylum- seeker. Her Tamil parents fled the war in Sri Lanka.

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Immigration and naturalisation How long do foreigners stay in Switzerland?

Around 40% of foreigners in Switzerland were born in or have lived in the country for over 20 years. 

Insurance Is Swiss healthcare working?

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In an era where health care is a subject of debate in many countries, is the Swiss system serving those on moderate to low incomes?