Urs Geiser

Profile

worked in radio and newspaper journalism, as well as teaching and tourism before joining swissinfo.ch's predecessor Swiss Radio International in the 1980s. He reports from parliament, and focuses on direct democracy issues. Initials: ug

Expertise

Politics, parliament, people's initiatives

The parliamentary approval of the reform package is also a victory for Interior Minister Alain Berset
Opponents warn that the new EU gun laws will limit the autonomy of Swiss hunters and marksmen 
Meeting a politician in the parliament building in the capital, Bern: Senator Caroni says such a visit was one of the decisive moments for him as a teenager to "get hooked" on politics
De Weck's intellectual style of defending public service media convinces some and puts off others 
It took four nationwide votes since the 1980s to ease the strict citizenship procedure for third generation immigrants 
Putting the Swiss constitution above international law: The initiative by the Swiss People's Party is a "legal botch-up" according to critics
The tax rates of foreign and domestic companies will be harmonised under the new law. The pictures shows the headquarters of the food multinational in Vevey on Lake Geneva  
Paid leave for young fathers - one of six people's initiatives launched in 2016
Actuellement, la procédure pour obtenir le passeport suisse peut s'avérer longue et coûteuse. 
Top score for national pride: An overwhelming majority of respondents said they are proud of Switzerland 
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