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Politics Parliamentary elections 2019

Voters elect the members of the Swiss parliament for the next four-year term on October 20.

This content was published on October 13, 2019 11:42 AM

Switzerland gets a new saint

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#swiss history pics Bally keeps in step with the times

A region in northern Switzerland lived and worked in harmony with the Bally shoe factory. The rest as they say is history.

International Day of the Girl The princess does woodwork, superman looks after the baby

In Switzerland, gender inequality still has a big impact on girls and boys. The School of Equality helps pupils tackle sexist stereotypes.

Centenary When a Swiss won a Nobel Prize for literature

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature went to Austrian writer Peter Handke. One hundred years ago it was Swiss poet Carl Spitteler who won the award.

Parliamentary elections Green gains could tip parliament slightly left

The Swiss parliament is set for a slight shift to the left at the expense of the political right, according to a final pre-election poll.

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How the Swiss are moving back to the mountains

Two-thirds of Switzerland is mountainous, but many people leave Alpine regions since jobs are scarce. Could the digital revolution change that? Meet people who have found ways to live in the mountains thanks to modern infrastructure. 

Swiss federalism Four decades on, Switzerland’s newest region is still growing up

Born in 1979, Switzerland’s youngest canton still owes much of its political and economic fate to the federal system that houses it.

Cosmology Swiss scientists win Nobel Prize in Physics

Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics together with Canadian-American James Peebles.

This content was published on October 8, 2019 12:11 PM

Going 'home' What would Kosovo do without the diaspora?

What would happen to Kosovo if remittances from ethnic Albanians in Switzerland were to dry up? 

Agenda 2030 Switzerland's top UN diplomat in New York

Switzerland's top ranking UN diplomat in New York Mirjana Spoljaric talks about why aid alone isn't enough to achieve sustainable development.