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Curious Switzerland Your questions become our stories: we have a winner!

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What are you curious about regarding Switzerland?


Whether you live in Switzerland or abroad, we want to know what you’re wondering about the country. We've chosen a question sent in and voted on by readers to cover in the coming weeks.

Over the past few weeks, you told us what Swiss issues piqued your curiosity and what stories you'd like us to look into. Our editorial staff chose four questions up for a vote through September 10 to help decide what we report on next. The winner was: "A Swiss wants to return after living abroad. Can she receive any kind of support if she doesn't completely have the means to settle down?" 

We'll be looking into this story in the the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep sending us your questions about all things Switzerland to have a say in our future coverage:

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Many of the questions we received from readers have to do with issues we've reported on in the past. Here's a selection of those questions, with answers from our coverage:

 How does the Swiss healthcare system work? This section of our "Switzerland: How To"external link guide to the country outlines the health insurance system. Also stay tuned for a chance to submit more questions on this topic to help drive our future coverage.

Please tell me about the education system in Switzerland. Here is a collection external linkof our stories on the topic. 

Is it true that until the end of 2017 those who have a Swiss grandparent or great-grandparent can apply for Swiss citizenship? Yes; Here is everything you need to know on the issue. 

How much help is given to Swiss abroad who want to return to Switzerland? This question was so popular, we put it up for a vote (above) even though we have covered the topic in the past. Generally, there is minimal help available through a special fund run by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad.

What is the process of getting a job like in Switzerland? Also a popular question. Here is our detailed explanation, also part of the "Switzerland: How To" collection.external link 

Why can't the Swiss government intervene to make sure UN interns in Geneva get paid? Unpaid internships in Geneva have been a hot topic that led to protests this year. Here is a look at the situation and why it's hard for the Swiss government to get involved. 

We discussed these questions and many more on a live broadcast via our Facebook pageexternal link:

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