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Keep calm and leave the EU Brits in Switzerland wonder about their rights amid Brexit countdown

Can British citizens in Switzerland feel reassured about their post-Brexit situation following a complicated deal between Switzerland and the UK?

Found in Space Is there life elsewhere?

What have we learned since two Swiss astronomers made the first discovery of an extrasolar planet 25 years ago?

Overdue Why debt collection is booming in Switzerland

The number of debt collections has doubled over the past 20 years. Fewer Swiss are paying their taxes or health bills on time.

Week in Numbers Snow dumps and ice-skating injuries

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. 

Take a look Picture of the week

In this series, swissinfo.ch picture editors choose an image highlighting a news event of the past seven days.

Croce Verde Switzerland's sole volunteer paramedic service

Croce Verde (Green Cross) Lugano is a non-profit that runs an ambulance service, a low-cost dental practice and first aid training courses.

Safe in the mountains What’s the real risk from avalanches?

After an avalanche entered a hotel, what are the risks in Switzerland and how are such hazards monitored?

Press Reactions Why Trump’s absence could benefit Davos

If this year’s World Economic Forum does indeed take place without US President Donald Trump, it won’t matter too much, say some Swiss media. 

This content was published on January 11, 2019 12:06 PM

Sentencing guidelines Switzerland's leniency on criminals, explained

When compared with many other countries, Switzerland tends to hand down shorter sentences, particularly for violent crime.

Swiss tick plague Nation urged to vaccinate against tick-borne disease

Ticks have become such a menace across Switzerland that the government is urging everyone to get vaccinated against a disease they cause.

Wrist vault 300-year-old watchmaker creates crypto storage timepiece

One of Switzerland’s oldest watchmakers, which traces its roots to 1718, has entered the blockchain age with a timepiece that stores cryptocurrencies.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 5:03 PM