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Klöntalersee Ice cream by boat on a picturesque Swiss lake

André van Sprundel is a successful businessman with an unusual hobby. He is the only person in the country who sells ice cream to bathers by boat.

YASS survey A third of young Swiss experience financial hardship

Around 30% of young adults in Switzerland have faced financial difficulties, according to data from the Young Adult Survey Switzerland.

This content was published on June 18, 2019 10:30 AM

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Stats behind the women's strike Minding the gap between the sexes in Switzerland

Equal rights may be enshrined in the constitution, but from the workplace to the home, inequality between men and women persists.

Feminism Why Swiss women are back on strike today

On June 14, 1991, half a million women in Switzerland joined the first women’s strike. Nearly 30 years later, they’re mobilising again.

women's strike Expat Swiss weighs women's equality in UK and Switzerland

What does Leandra Bias, a Swiss woman living in London, think of Friday's nationwide women’s strike in Switzerland?

2019 elections What people in Switzerland worry about

Here’s an interactive look at the things that have given the Swiss sleepless nights over the years.

Price index Dating on the cheap remains a challenge in Zurich

The most expensive place for dinner? A movie? A taxi home? It’s Zurich, which has captured several of the top slots in a global ranking.

Commuter life How to behave on a Swiss train

Jump on, ride to your stop, hop off — without offending anybody. Sounds easy, but it’s not, warns a guru of Swiss transport etiquette.

Violence against women Shelters for victims of domestic violence struggle with capacity issues

Switzerland's 19 women's shelters had to turn away nearly 500 requests last year due to the lack of space, a Swiss newspaper has reported. 

This content was published on May 12, 2019 12:53 PM

Getting old Swiss workers’ union says raising retirement age is inevitable

The head of Employees Switzerland says raising the retirement age in Switzerland is unavoidable as the state pension is in a critical state.

This content was published on May 12, 2019 12:03 PM

Agriculture How good is organic food for nature?

Organic food is booming and it's good for the environment and biodiversity. However, organic farming requires more space to produce the same ...

Pension funds Are Switzerland’s pensions too high?

The Swiss are nation of happy pensioners, but the country's social security system is in danger of collapse.

Soft detention Switzerland is Europe leader in prison escapees

Switzerland has the highest rate in Europe of prisoners who manage to flee detention centres, according to a new study.  

This content was published on April 3, 2019 2:30 PM

Shots in Switzerland Vaccine scepticism – a phenomenon in affluent societies

Some parents in Switzerland decide not to have their children vaccinated, which prevents the full eradication of certain diseases. Why?