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Anti-pesticide Basel chemical industry targeted by demonstrators

An estimated 2,000 people in the Swiss city of Basel have protested against agrochemical firms as part of a global movement.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 6:37 PM

Week in Numbers E-bikes and C-sections

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New measures mooted Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

Transport Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has announced measures to speed up a shift of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 4:02 PM

Caritas  Swiss charity withdraws from five countries  

Catholic charity Caritas has announced that it will close offices in five out of the 20 countries in which it operates in the coming months.

This content was published on May 17, 2019 3:16 PM

Future food Swiss supermarket invests in Israeli lab-grown steak firm

Switzerland’s biggest retailer Migros has invested in an Israeli start-up, Aleph Farms, which specialises in lab-grown meat.

This content was published on May 14, 2019 6:42 PM

Soaring profits Warmer weather sparks huge hike in Swiss e-bike sales

Unusually warm and dry weather conditions have been credited with boosting bicycle sales last year – with a greater proportion of cyclists opting ...

This content was published on May 14, 2019 11:47 AM

Housing Geneva has most expensive family flats to rent

Family apartments in Geneva are the most expensive to rent, while those in St Gallen in the east of the country are the cheapest.

This content was published on May 9, 2019 3:13 PM

The sounds of... From Zurich to the skies: the daily work of the world's airports

Behind the scenes at Zurich Airport, baggage handlers are working on a tight schedule to ensure that passengers’ luggage gets safely delivered to ...

Vote May 19, 2019 Corporate tax: slowing down the race to the bottom

Switzerland will soon vote on a revision of the corporate taxation system. How does this fit into international efforts to tackle avoidance?

Bovine battle These are the rules of Swiss cow fighting

The fiery Hérens cow breed is a symbol for the Swiss canton of Valais, where bovine fights have become a traditional spring attraction.

Water shortage Amid shortages, can Switzerland stay Europe’s ‘water tower’?

Switzerland is known as the "water tower" of Europe. Yet some municipalities are being forced to introduce drastic measures as water supplies dwindle.