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Nuclear ban Government’s stance on nuclear ban under scrutiny

Disarmament expert Marc Finaud has questioned Switzerland's decision not to sign a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

urban governance As cities grow in power, Geneva tries to follow

More and more, cities and mayors are taking an active role in building global governance structures. A new paper looks at Geneva’s efforts to keep up.

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.

Ueli Maurer World Cup: ‘You have to separate sport and politics’

As the football World Cup kicks off in Russia, the Swiss finance minister tells why he doesn’t support a boycott of the tournament.

Taking back control How to reconcile direct democracy and international law

As Switzerland continues to debate whether to privilege national or international law, we give a run-down of other options to settle the wrangle.