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Week ahead

Inmates, internships and Iran

Here are the stories we will be watching in the week of April 4:


The over 50s make up just over 10% of Switzerland’s prison inmates, and that number is set to increase with Europe’s ageing population. But are Swiss prisons equipped to meet the needs of older inmates? swissinfo investigates.


Switzerland has lifted some of its economic sanctions against Iran, following Tehran agreeing to a nuclear deal. What are the implications of the easing of these sanctions for Swiss companies? A Switzerland Global Enterprise-hosted event will be delving into the issues.


The Swiss National Bank is – after more than five years’ delay – issuing a new Swiss banknote series. The first denomination, the CHF50 note, is being presented to the public on April 6. It will officially go into circulation on April 12. 



Virginie Faivre is an Olympic athlete and three-time world champion but will one day need to find a job. Like many elite competitors, she wishes Switzerland would do more to facilitate study for sportsmen and women.



The plight of unpaid internships hit the headlines last year amid uproar over a United Nations intern living in a tent in Geneva (which was later revealed to be a publicity stunt to draw attention to the issue). Seven months on, the situation for unpaid interns appears to have changed very little – or has it? We’ll be taking an in-depth look.


What you may have missed last week:


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