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Fintech Switzerland

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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Ahead of the 2019 elections Recruiting voters to be part of the campaign

Traditional politics has relied on influencing public opinion largely through the press. The new politics is all about mobilising crowds. 

Atrocities Combating the spread of wartime rape

The Swiss non-governmental organisation Trial International is campaigning to put an end to rape as a weapon of war.

Justice initiative Choose judges by lot? How fair is that?

A Swiss people’s initiative has called for federal judges to be drawn by lot. A look at the pros and cons of the Swiss system.

What a waste Why the Swiss dump their rubbish in France

French border towns are reacting after a slew of incidents of Swiss residents being caught dumping rubbish across the border in France.