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Cost control In Switzerland, citizens have the last word on money matters

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If citizens in the Swiss town of Aarau think that their politicians plan to waste too much money, they can interfere using a special veto power.

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Educating Switzerland

How does Switzerland turn out enough skilled workers? Do Swiss universities fare well on the world stage? Which languages are taught in Swiss schools?

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Making Switzerland home

Expat, immigrant, foreigner: Whatever you call yourself, you’re in good company. One in four people living in Switzerland is not Swiss.

Direct democracy

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Seniors with addiction A home for elderly drug addicts

What is life like for heroin addicts when they enter old age? One Swiss nursing home provides special care for them.

From Einstein to No. 1 Swiss keep up the patent pace

Switzerland is the champion of the patent world, filing the most patent applications per head to the European Patent Office in 2016.

Ueli Steck: a life remembered From mere mortal to climbing superstar

On the day of his Swiss remembrance ceremony, a look back at the life of phenomenal alpinist and speed mountaineer Ueli Steck.

Anna Reinhart, Zwingli's wife 'Nothing is more precious than love'

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Read how priest Huldrych Zwingli's marriage was seen as a powerful signal in the early years of the Reformation.

Analysis Five takeaways from Sunday’s Swiss energy vote

Sunday’s vote endorsing a new energy law reveals five interesting lessons.

Populism Crises that can strengthen democracy

A prominent Swiss political scientist assesses the challenge that populists pose for democracies.