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Vote May 19, 2019

Swiss voters will decide on a proposed reform of the gun law and on a corporate tax reform that is linked to extra funding for the old age pension scheme.

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Week in Numbers E-bikes and C-sections

A round-up of some of the most eye-catching statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.

Hive of activity Breeding bees in Swiss valleys

Swiss photographer and beekeeper Marc Latzel has documented a special type of bee that thrives among the Alps.

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.

New Mayor Will letting foreigners vote revitalise St Moritz?

One of Christian Jott Jenny's first proposals as mayor of the exclusive Swiss resort is to give voting rights to foreign residents.

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.

Labour market Non-EU graduates struggle with Swiss job access

Complicated rules and immigration laws present obstacles for graduates of Swiss schools from outside the EU or EFTA. Will a legal change help?

12,000 strong Record-breaking Chinese tourist party descends on Switzerland

Some 12,000 Chinese guests are arriving in Switzerland for the largest work incentive tour party ever to visit the Alpine state.

Old age in New Zealand Kiwi pension tension heads for showdown

Swiss in New Zealand often suffer when it comes to pensions, although many make use of a workaround – for the moment.

Health scare How serious is Switzerland's measles situation?

In 2019, more measles cases have already been reported than in all of last year. But compared to a decade ago, it's still relatively low. 

Hydroengineering Tunnelling through a glacier keeps villages from flooding

A glacial lake in Switzerland has been filling with meltwater, endangering the residents of the valley.

Big data Your employer might be watching you. Should you care?

The new wave of workplace data analytics is raising tough questions in Switzerland with its strong culture of trust and privacy.