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Vote September 23, 2018 Initiative aims to tighten food checks and balances

A 'fair food' initiative calling for the production of more ethical food comes to a nationwide vote on September 23.

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September 23, 2018 ballot Swiss to vote on enshrining cycling in the constitution

Promote bike transport and build suitable infrastructure: this is the objective of a proposal to enshrine cycle paths in the Swiss constitution.

Global warming Activists urge action to reform Swiss climate policy

The environmental organisation Greenpeace has staged a symbolic protest against Switzerland’s official climate policy.

Political campaigns Compromise: the biggest asset in Swiss politics

Politicians have a tough nut to crack this summer: the free movement of labour between Switzerland and the EU. A possible solution: more negotiations.

Organisation of the Swiss Abroad Swiss expat group turns up heat on banks

The president of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad pledges to take further steps to address the banking woes of the expat Swiss. community.

Direct democracy online E-voting to be introduced permanently

The government wants to enshrine electronic voting in Swiss law as an alternative to paper ballots in elections and votes.