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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.

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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.

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.