Populism Crises that can strengthen democracy

A prominent Swiss political scientist assesses the challenge that populists pose for democracies.

May 21 vote Centre-right voters hold the key in energy ballot

​​​​​​​ Support for the government’s energy policy appears to be waning but voters are still likely to approve a phase-out of nuclear ...

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Population density Is Switzerland crowded compared to other countries?

How densely populated is Switzerland compared to its neighbours? The growth has led to many calls over the years to limit immigration.

Electronic patient records Privacy concerns raised over e-patient reports

The Swiss government wants patient information to also be compiled electronically and centralised, but concerns remain about data protection issues.

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Comparing pensions People are living longer. Will it mean more work?

International statistics add context to the interconnected debates in Switzerland over retirement age, longevity and pensions.