Intelligence service reform
Who will watch the watchers? Swiss newspapers have called on the government to keep a closer eye on the federal intelligence service.
Voters have approved a law letting the Swiss intelligence service monitor private cyberspace activities to prevent terrorist attacks.
Could reform of Switzerland’s intelligence service lead to widespread state snooping? The political left think so. But parliament and ...
Old age pension boost
Voters have rejected a people’s initiative calling for a 10% boost in benefits from the state retirement fund.
On September 25, the Swiss will vote on a people’s initiative calling for a 10% increase in payments from the state retirement fund.
An upcoming initiative on raising pension payments has raised questions about the role of personal and national interests in direct democracy.
The Swiss have turned down an initiative calling for government intervention to ensure the country uses natural resources sustainably.
Switzerland needs an economy that is based on the sustainable use of natural resources. An initiative by the Green Party wants to ...
Finding international studies on recycling may be easy, but crowning a champion is not.
Voters in Ticino have approved a proposal to give residents in their canton priority on the labour market in an effort to curb the ...
If you live in Switzerland but you are not Swiss, your political rights such as the ability to vote depend largely on where you reside.