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Single and low-skilled Children and divorce increase risk of welfare reliance

Single mothers as well as divorced men are most at risk of dependence on welfare payments in Switzerland. The latest figure shows an increase in ...

Democratic rights Should people with severe mental disabilities be able to vote?

People with disabilities who have been placed under full guardianship do not have the right to vote in Switzerland. Is this discrimination?

naturalisation row Decision to deny citizenship to Turkish woman reversed

A local parliament in eastern Switzerland has overturned its earlier rejection of a young Turkish woman born and raised in the region.

March 4, 2018 Radio and TV licence fee vote to be held next March

Voters will decide next March on a proposal to scrap the licence fee for services of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, including swissinfo.ch.

Child labour in Switzerland The stolen childhood of the factory children

Many children slaved away in Swiss factories during the industrial revolution. A political outsider helped ban child labour relatively early.

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.