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The week ahead

Striking women, cost-cutting and life outside the EU

These are the stories we’re following the week of June 13. Join us in our newsroom in Bern as we run through this week's articles, in a video originally broadcast live on Facebook. You'll find an analysis and more information on each story, below.


Twenty five years ago, 500,000 Swiss women took to the streets across the country to protest against inequality. Ten years after equality between men and women was written into the Swiss Constitution, they wanted action. Has the situation improved since then? We take a look at the historic day.


In the face of tough economic conditions, the Swiss administration has ordered yet another round of budget cuts. But with Swiss debt well under control, some people are arguing that this is overkill. swissinfo.ch explains all in a graphics-based tour of public finances down the years.


With a potential Brexit just around the corner, all eyes will be on the Swiss National Bank’s response. Is the central bank ready to consider negative interest rates? At the same time, the SNB will issue its annual report on whether too-big-to-fail banks and all mortgage lenders are a threat to Swiss financial stability. 


Back to Brexit, with British voters set to go to the polls on June 23. Our animation on Friday will break down the issues with a thought-provoking Swiss perspective on whether there is life outside of the European Union.

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