Klee, Macke, Moilliet

It’s 100 years since the three artists and friends Paul Klee, August Macke and Louis Moilliet made their legendary journey to Tunisia. To celebrate this significant moment in modern art, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern is bringing together more than 140 works of art and putting on a rich and varied programme of activities. 

Anti-crisis tool

The debate on the merits of a minimum wage can be heard far beyond the borders of Switzerland, where voters will decide on May 18 whether to adopt a nationwide limit. Many western and emerging nations are also grappling with the issue. 

Stopping traffic

Turn a corner in the village of Koblenz and you’ll see cars and ten-wheeler trucks backed up waiting to enter or exit Germany, blocking the idyllic view of the Rhine River. It’s one of many Swiss border towns struggling to cope with growing traffic.  

Swap shop

Offset, as it’s known in the trade, is a term that has frequently been heard in the Swiss debate on buying 22 Swedish Gripen fighter jets. But, ahead of a nationwide vote, past experience of industrial back-scratching isn’t exactly encouraging.  

Sovereignty for seeds

What farmer wouldn’t want an insect-resistant pepper? Yet opposition is growing to a pepper patent granted to Swiss agrochemical giant Syngenta. A coalition has stepped up the fight against patents and the threat they pose to farmers everywhere. 


Greenpeace, the global environmental NGO, typically leads protests. Last month, it became the target.  

Treating the disorder

Paedophiles, abhorred figures in society, are in the spotlight ahead of a vote on May 18 on banning convicted paedophiles from working with children. Not many people are as familiar with their struggles as psychologist Monika Egli-Alge.  


Beating cancer

Innovations in cancer prevention and treatment

From an ultrasound breast bath to a state-of-the-art research hub, we hear the latest cancer news out of Switzerland.

Ukraine annexation

Geneva talks end in roadmap to calm tensions

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), currently chaired by Switzerland, will play a key role in measures announced in Geneva on Thursday to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine.  [...]

Crane enabled

Controversial artwork towers over Zurich

Art installation “Hafenkran” (harbour crane) finally stands in position on the Limmatquai in Zurich on Thursday. The rusty crane, built in 1963 in the German port of Rostock, weighs 90 tonnes with a height of more than 30 metres.  [...]

Smoking warning

E-cigarettes stubbed out by lung experts

Unique job ad

Swiss town seeks outgoing hermit


Study abroad still possible for Swiss students

Employment squeeze

Firms fear vote impact on recruiting

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