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Switzerland – EU Face-off continues between Brussels and Bern

A colder wind will soon blow from Brussels towards Switzerland, the European Union’s (EU) top civil servant has said.

Diplomacy Swiss inaugurate new embassy in Seoul

The state secretary in the Swiss foreign ministry, Pascale Baeriswyl, has visited South Korea for talks on bilateral ties and international issues.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 2:48 PM

Opinion Oval Office meeting shows Swiss potential amid US-Iran tensions

Swiss President Ueli Maurer’s meeting with Donald Trump was a unique bilateral event at a moment of increasing tensions between the US and Iran.

Maurer and Trump Why did the Swiss president go to Washington?

Ueli Maurer met Donald Trump at the White House. These are some of the top foreign policy and trade issues affecting the US-Swiss relationship.

Ueli Maurer Trump to receive Swiss president in White House

US President Donald Trump has offered a surprise invitation to Ueli Maurer, who holds the rotating Swiss presidency this year. 

This content was published on May 16, 2019 8:22 AM

Human Rights Council Bern urges Brunei to scrap death penalty for homosexuals

Switzerland has called on Brunei to reverse a recent change to its penal code allowing capital punishment for homosexual acts and adultery. 

This content was published on May 10, 2019 6:16 PM

Alain Berset visit Swiss expertise could help Central African Republic, says minister

Health minister Alain Berset has ended a visit to the Central African Republic, saying Switzerland can offer expertise in several areas. 

This content was published on May 7, 2019 9:10 PM

Economic potential Switzerland and Bhutan discuss boosting ties

Foreign minister Ignazio Cassis has held talks in Bern with his counterpart Tandi Dorji of Bhutan on boosting economic and political ties.

This content was published on May 7, 2019 7:39 PM

Finding good wells Swiss project gets water flowing to massive refugee camp

In a refugee camp, one of the first challenges is water, but a methodology developed in Switzerland has quadrupled a Ugandan camp’s water supply.

Historic abdication When Japan’s emperors came to Switzerland

Japan is welcoming a new emperor, whose father's abdication marks the end of an era. Both men have paid visits to Switzerland over the years.

opinion China visit exposes cracks in Swiss neutrality

Swiss President Ueli Maurer’s recent visit to China shows the complexity of Swiss neutrality in the face of current geopolitical realities.  

This content was published on April 30, 2019 11:36 AM

State visit Swiss president strengthens economic ties with China

Swiss President Ueli Maurer has been received by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, for a state visit at the end of a week-long visit to China.

This content was published on April 29, 2019 12:12 PM

Chinese visit Why Switzerland and China are courting each other

The Swiss president is in China, where he will sign a memorandum of understanding focusing on finance and trade. What’s in it for both countries?