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Gender equality Women represented on all top Swiss company boards

For the first time, all of Switzerland’s top 20 companies have at least one woman in the boardroom. The finding by consultancy firm Russell ...

This content was published on May 20, 2019 4:20 PM

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Big hurdle remains EU welcomes Swiss double vote on guns and taxes

The European Union has issued a positive, yet guarded, response after Swiss voters agreed at the weekend to both bring gun laws and the corporate ...

This content was published on May 20, 2019 2:26 PM

Vitus Huonder ‘Death to gays’ Bishop of Chur retires

Vitus Huonder, the controversial Bishop of Chur, has retired after almost 12 years in the job.

This content was published on May 20, 2019 1:33 PM

sabbath retail Geneva shops to open three Sundays per year, voters decide

Geneva voters have narrowly accepted a new law to allow shops open on Sundays. A trial period of three Sundays per year for two years will be tested.

This content was published on May 19, 2019 5:35 PM

New measures mooted Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

Transport Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has announced measures to speed up a shift of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 4:02 PM

Diplomacy Swiss inaugurate new embassy in Seoul

The state secretary in the Swiss foreign ministry, Pascale Baeriswyl, has visited South Korea for talks on bilateral ties and international issues.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 2:48 PM

Civil war legacy  Switzerland troubled by Sri Lanka tensions  

Switzerland’s foreign ministry has expressed deep concern over the recent flare-up in tensions in Sri Lanka.

This content was published on May 17, 2019 4:31 PM

Landmark visit Trump discusses economic relations and ‘good offices’ with Swiss president

Ueli Maurer’s 40-minute meeting with US President Trump concerned Switzerland’s intermediary role between the US and Iran and Venezuela.

This content was published on May 16, 2019 9:30 PM