Dissatisfaction with politics in Switzerland dropped slightly last year, according to an opinion poll. An online survey by the ...
The Week Ahead Unloved: wolves, arms makers and asylum seekers
Here are some of the stories we’ll bring you the week of February 20.
Vote February 12 Swiss ease citizenship rules for young immigrants
Voters have endorsed a proposal to simplify the citizenship procedure for immigrants whose grandparents came to Switzerland.
Poverty risk Struggling to pay the bills in a wealthy nation
A Swiss social policy expert explains how nearly one-in-eight people living in Switzerland qualify as working poor, or at risk of poverty.
Swiss People's Party party parliamentarian Barbara Steinemann calls for more caution in the naturalisation process.
Investigation Trace of Berlin attacker’s gun leads to Switzerland
The Swiss authorities confirmed that the gun used in the Berlin Christmas market attack last month was brought into Switzerland in the 1990s.
Urban development Sempach wins Wakker Prize 2017
The small Swiss municipality of Sempach has been awarded the Wakker Prize for architectural development and preservation. It was ...
Data protection Swiss create ‘shield’ to protect US-bound data
The Swiss cabinet has established a new framework for transferring personal data from Switzerland to companies based in the United States.
Violence against police What statistics show and what they don’t
Increasing violence against police officers in Switzerland over the past decade keeps making the news.
Self-defence? Strong demand seen for gun permits among Swiss
Preliminary figures show gun sales in Switzerland have increased by up to a record 30% last year. A news programme by public SRF ...
Symbolic snapshot The Swiss government in pictures
The group photo of the seven-member Swiss cabinet is an annual ritual. It is not just a souvenir but also captures the ambitions through symbolism.
Migrant influx Beefing up border guards with army staff
Switzerland’s border guards could soon benefit from the support from army personnel to prevent an influx of illegal immigrants.
Moving woes Easier to find rental housing in Switzerland
According to a recent survey, people looking to move have been able to find new rental accommodation faster than in the last three years.
Can you illustrate a graphic novel without ever having seen your subject material in the flesh?
Security measure Asylum centres may have to report suspected terrorists
Charities and private companies that run asylum centres may be required to report on suspected terrorists as the Swiss government ...
Urban discomfort Lake Geneva cities enjoy ‘least good’ quality of life
Crowded accommodation, burglaries, night-time noise, road injuries – Swiss cities aren't perfect.
Environmental impact Some Swiss prefer smaller homes
About one of every 10 Swiss households believes it has too much living space, a federal agency reports.
Suspended prison term Intelligence services data thief found guilty
An IT specialist has been given a suspended prison sentence of 20 months for trying to sell data he stole from the Federal ...
Fighting terrorism Swiss should be ‘better integrated’ in EU info exchange
European justice and interior ministers met Friday to discuss improved information exchange and compatibility in the interest of tightened security.
Initiatives Cabinet warns of plan to quash universal accords
The government has come out against two separate proposals to put Swiss law above international law and to reform the monetary ...