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Covid-19 and travel Government and tourism leaders discuss summer fun

Despite the coronavirus, good – and local – summer vacation options are still a priority in Switzerland.

This content was published on May 25, 2020 9:59 AM

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Corona crisis  Swiss People’s Party says government ‘too powerful’ 

The Swiss government has given itself too much power during the Covid-19 pandemic, the leader of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party says.  

This content was published on May 22, 2020 12:26 PM

Democracy Lab What remains of Swiss democracy after Covid-19 measures?

Parliament was cancelled. A referendum was postponed. The government ruled alone by emergency decree. Where does that leave direct democracy? 

Swiss prosecutor faces impeachment proceedings over FIFA probe

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber faces impeachment proceedings over his handling of a FIFA corruption probe. This is a first in the history ...

This content was published on May 20, 2020 6:58 PM

Democracy Swiss corona protests: conspiracy theories vs political rights

Switzerland is now well into phase two of its three-stage loosening of Covid-19 restrictions, but this hasn’t stopped citizen protests.

Repercussions Swiss finance minister concerned about Covid-19 debt crisis in Europe

Ueli Maurer has warned that the financial crisis following Covid-19 and the resulting instability in Europe are a danger for Switzerland. 

This content was published on May 19, 2020 5:56 PM

Coronavirus Only 10% of Swiss are immune to Covid-19

One in ten Swiss residents has developed immunity to the new coronavirus, according to a top Swiss health official.

This content was published on May 18, 2020 4:39 PM

Mandatory or voluntary Poll finds Swiss want tougher mask regime on public transport

A growing majority of the Swiss want a passengers in public transport to wear protective masks to proctfavour an official order for passengers in ...

This content was published on May 18, 2020 6:00 AM

Humanitarian policy Swiss take in young refugees from Greek island camps

A group of underage refugees stranded in Greece have arrived in Switzerland following calls by civil society to prevent a humanitarian disaster.

This content was published on May 16, 2020 5:47 PM

Covid-19 What’s happening at Swiss borders and airports?

Can I travel to Switzerland? Are the airports open? Here’s an overview of the latest border situation in the small Alpine nation. 

Weekend protests Police expect more anti-lockdown demonstrations

Swiss police say they are prepared for more demonstrations at the weekend that breach current rules on social distancing during the coronavirus ...

This content was published on May 15, 2020 11:46 AM

How much? Price watchdog criticises cost of becoming Swiss

Naturalisation fees vary among Switzerland’s 26 cantons. This has caught the eye of the federal price watchdog.

This content was published on May 14, 2020 12:22 PM

Explainer Swiss attorney faces possible impeachment over FIFA probe

Michael Lauber could become the first high-ranking national official to be impeached over his handling of a FIFA corruption probe.

Free movement Swiss to re-open borders with neighbouring countries

Switzerland plans to re-open its borders with Germany, France and Austria as part of a gradual loosening of curbs over the coronavirus pandemic.

This content was published on May 13, 2020 3:51 PM