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Public broadcasting debate Fact check: the case for and against licence fees

We checked the claims of politicians from the for and against camps in the debate about broadcasting licence fees.

council of seven How Switzerland chooses new cabinet ministers

The resignation and replacement of a government minister may not be worth more than a shrug of the shoulders in most countries. Not in Switzerland.

Booking.com & Co Swiss tourist industry wins support from parliament

Parliament wants to restrict online reservation platforms in a bid to protect the Swiss hotel industry.

Before the vote is after the vote Why the pension reform vote is not the end of the story

A reform of the country’s old age pension scheme is an important, but only temporary decision, illustrates that direct democracy comes at a price.

Healthy diet Sugar content in food to be reduced further

The interior ministry and the Swiss food industry have agreed to further cut sugar in yogurts and breakfast cereals as part of the official strategy.

Opinion Double ‘yes’ vote will secure our old age

The Pensions 2020 is a balanced package that guarantees our old-age provisions and pensions, says Barbara Gysi.

Opinion Pensions 2020 is a reform in name only

The reform of the old-age and disability pension and the professional pension is not the way to secure pensions for the future, says Petra Gössi.

Rudolf Strahm Top Swiss economist: ‘We have to pull together’ on pension reform

Rudolf Strahm is one of Switzerland’s most reputed economists. Here, he shares his opinion of Pension Reform 2020.