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Post-Second World War When Switzerland began distancing from Europe

Historian Jakob Tanner revisits this post-war period and its consequences for Swiss-Europe relations.

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 Foreign affairs  Swiss parliament calls for global ceasefire to fight coronavirus 

Switzerland’s House of Representatives has called for warring parties around the world to lay down their arms in the face of the coronavirus crisis.  

This content was published on May 6, 2020 1:30 PM

Emergency supplies Stockpiling – a Swiss civic duty

Encouraged by the authorities, keeping emergency supplies remains a well-ingrained tradition for Swiss citizens.

Spanish flu and Covid-19 ‘Epidemics reveal much about the state of a society’

Although Covid-19 is not comparable with the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, there are some parallels in Switzerland. 

Swiss Solidarity National Solidarity Day raises over CHF10 million for corona impacted

Swiss Solidarity, which has raised almost CHF28 million ($28.8 million) for deprived sections of society since the start of the coronavirus ...

This content was published on April 17, 2020 9:25 AM

Terrorism Charges brought against Islamic State operator in Switzerland

An Iraqi accused of operating as a recruiter and trafficker for the Islamic State has been formally charged by the Office of the Attorney General.

This content was published on April 14, 2020 12:56 PM

Moving pictures Kosovan filmmakers focus on brighter future

Filmmakers in the Balkan state of Kosovo are helping to inspire and empower people, and that’s why Switzerland is supporting them.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Credit Suisse linked to list of 12,000 Nazis found in Argentina

Many of the Nazi sympathisers reportedly paid money into one or more accounts at Schweizerische Kreditanstalt, which later became Credit Suisse. 

This content was published on March 5, 2020 11:41 AM

Foreign policy  Could Switzerland help end the conflict in Yemen? 

Some experts believe that neutral Switzerland might have a role to play in bringing peace to war-torn Yemen.

Crypto spying affair Former Swiss defence minister denies knowledge of Crypto-CIA links

Was former Swiss cabinet minister Kaspar Villiger aware that the Swiss firm Crypto was controlled by the CIA?

This content was published on February 13, 2020 12:19 PM

Crypto spying affair How manipulated Swiss tech shaped world politics

Camp David, Iran, Argentina, Panama: These are just a few examples of how the US steered world politics with the help of Swiss firm Crypto.