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Renewable vs fossil A tax revolution to fund the energy shift?

To reduce consumption of fossil fuels, a steep increase in fuel prices is needed: this is what Switzerland’s Liberal Greens are proposing with ...

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Family time Switzerland: home to the world’s most expensive crèches

In Switzerland, full-time childcare costs parents some two-thirds of an average salary – a world record. While some financial aid and tax breaks ...

Government gets involved First-time funds fight poverty with education

When the Swiss school day ends, most children head for clubs or sports. But those who can’t afford to go are left on their own, already at a ...

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About 5.2 million Swiss citizens, including registered members of Swiss Abroad community, were eligible to take part in the March 8 votes.

About 194,000 people, mainly Swiss expatriates, were allowed to participate in ongoing trials with electronic voting.

Votes and elections also took place on a broad range of issues in numerous cantons and communes across the country.

It was the first in series of up to three nationwide ballots this year.

Democracy in action Going to the polls

A vote weekend in Switzerland - ballots are cast at local, cantonal and national levels. Swiss citizens are called to cast their votes several ...

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