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Terrorist funding? Qatari investments in Swiss firms start to look awkward

The isolation and blockade of Qatar has raised uncomfortable questions about the country’s global investments – including those in Switzerland. 

Right to life Switzerland’s fight to abolish the death penalty

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Switzerland is pursuing an ambitious goal to abolish capital punishment around the world by 2025.

Treaty of Rome Fragile but resilient EU marks low-key anniversary

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Six decades after the signing of its founding treaty, the EU appears more fragile than ever. But a Swiss expert puts things in perspective.

Divisive populism Political shift challenges Human Rights Council

The first session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in 2017 must contend with a global shift towards the political right.

President Doris Leuthard ‘Switzerland is a rock in turbulent waters’

Switzerland's president for 2017, Doris Leuthard, says her job is to give the people a feeling of security in a time of great uncertainty.

Migration policy Are the Swiss too strict about the Dublin accords?

Our data shows Switzerland’s strict application of the Dublin accords means migrants are sent to a country where they weren't officially registered.