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Second pillar of the community Occupational pensions, a hidden Swiss treasure

Swiss pension savings far exceed gross domestic product (GDP) and the reserves of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). 

Justice Minister Sommaruga Swiss call for European solidarity on asylum

Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga wants all European countries to honour their quotas as part of a European Union pledge to redistribute ...

Alpine marmot Cute rodent appears on postcards and plates

Their fat faces grace postcards; their fat is used in salves. In Switzerland, the marmot is part mascot, part medicine chest and part meal. 

Zermatt plague Marmots invade Matterhorn area


“So sweet!”, coo the tourists. “Shoot them,” say the authorities in Zermatt, where marmots have become a plague.

Accident Body recovered of army plane crash pilot


A missing Swiss army PC-7 aircraft has been located in the Schreckhorn region of the Bernese Alps. The pilot's body has been recovered.

Pensionable age Are Swiss women privileged in Europe?

The increase in the retirement age for women from 64 to 65 is one of the most controversial parts of Switzerland's pension reform package.

Biometric ID Zurich airport to pilot face recognition system

Passengers going through passport control at Zurich airport this autumn will be asked to test a new biometric face-scanning system – on a ...