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Alpine Initiative at 25 Has Alpine rail transport come far enough?

The Alpine Initiative aimed to shift the transport of goods through the Alps from road to rail. Where do things stand, 25 years on?

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The week ahead Prosecutors, Alpine traffic and ski trips

These are the stories from Switzerland we’ll be looking at during the week of February 17, 2019.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 5:00 PM

Railway danger Level crossings: one accident every three days

There is on average one accident every three days at level crossings, according to officials statistics, which have been seen by the SonntagsZeitung.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 3:06 PM

PostBus scandal Federal police investigate former PostBus chief

The Federal Office of Police says an investigation has been started against ex-PostBus boss Daniel Landolf and his former head of finances.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 1:29 PM

Intrusion test Hackers wanted for Swiss e-voting system

Now open: Registration for anyone who wants to help reveal cracks in Switzerland’s future e-voting system – and maybe earn a cash bounty.

Swiss drone valley Startup makes life-saving robots inspired by flies

The drones of Lausanne start-up Flyability can reach inaccessible areas, reducing not only costs but also the risk of a fatal accident.

Tarnished image Scandals damaged Swiss business reputation in 2018

Switzerland’s business reputation took a serious hit last year following various scandals, from corporate bank fraud to illegal subsidies. 

This content was published on February 12, 2019 4:51 PM

Food science Cheesy study helps find the perfect fondue

Swiss researchers have been busy testing the texture of cheese fondue – more specifically, how it flows. Or not.