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The Week Ahead


Refugees, global enterprise and separatism



Here are the stories we’re following the week of June 20. Join us live from our newsroom in Bern, where we talk you through the stories we're publishing over the coming days. This was originally broadcast live on Facebook. There are more details below.


Monday

Almost three years after a shipwreck off the coast of Italy that killed 366 people fleeing conflict for better lives in Europe, the victims' families are still trying to identify the bodies so that they can hold a dignified burial. Here, swissinfo.ch looks at the difficult process the families are going through with help from the Swiss Red Cross.


Wednesday

One town is marking the time a century ago when Switzerland welcomed tens of thousands of prisoners of the First World War. In videotaped testimony, descendants told swissinfo.ch how emotional it is to visit Châteux d’Oex in southwestern Switzerland, a main centre for interned British soldiers.


Wednesday 

In Zurich, the non-profit Switzerland Global Enterprise is holding discussions of booming Asian markets, and what a global shift of purchasing power to the new middle class holds in store for developing economies.


Thursday

Bruno Kaufmann, a frequent contributor to swissinfo.ch and an expert on direct democracy, offers his views on the meaning of separatism – seceding from larger groups by drawing lines of culture, ethnicity, religion, race or gender – in light of the looming Brexit vote. 


Friday

Results from Britain’s vote on whether or not to remain in the European Union, with swissinfo.ch examining the multiple underlying issues and possible consequences for Switzerland.





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