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SWISS PRESS PHOTO AWARD 2019 Stefan Bohrer named Swiss press photographer of the year

Stefan Bohrer has been chosen as Swiss press photographer of the year by the Reinhardt von Graffenried Foundation.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 2:34 PM

Opinion Switzerland needs tax and pension reforms ‘to remain attractive’

The reforms are necessary to ensure Switzerland’s leading position as a research, tax and business location, Petra Gössi argues.

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Foreign minister abroad Oldest Swiss school in South America gets ministerial visit

Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has hailed education ties as he visited the country’s Swiss school abroad, the Colegio Suizo, in Chile.

This content was published on April 25, 2019 9:38 AM

Mandatory reserves Why Switzerland stockpiles for possible emergencies

Switzerland still stockpiles large quantities of food, medicines and oil. A look at the reasons, and what's kept on reserve.

Chinese visit Why Switzerland and China are courting each other

The Swiss president is in China, where he will sign a memorandum of understanding focusing on finance and trade. What’s in it for both countries?

Waste management Geneva bans sale of single-use plastic on public land

Starting in 2020, the city of Geneva will prohibit the sale of disposable plastics at events as well as at sales points on public property.

This content was published on April 23, 2019 7:57 AM

Beyond the hype Explained: The technology behind bitcoin and blockchain

To some, it’s a load of hot air. Others see a revolutionary technology that will transform the way we exchange nearly everything of value. So ...

Innovation The blockchain revolution emerges on main street

A blockchain ski resort, new ways of investing in real estate, financing oil shipments and incorporating a company.

Festive tailbacks Good Friday, bad Gotthard traffic

Long queues have been reported at the Gotthard tunnel in central Switzerland as holidaymakers head south for the Easter break.

This content was published on April 19, 2019 7:22 PM

NGO investigation Syngenta slammed for hazardous pesticide profits

A UN representative is demanding action following reports that Swiss crop science company Syngenta is selling highly hazardous pesticides abroad.

This content was published on April 17, 2019 2:52 PM

In pictures Orell Füssli – the 500-year-old Swiss printer

The Swiss printing house that started out producing Bibles half a millennium ago now makes its money from... making money.

Mobile communications Swisscom forges ahead with 5G amid safety fears

Telecoms operator Swisscom has gone live with its 5G fifth-generation mobile communications.

This content was published on April 17, 2019 11:03 AM

fair price? Generic drugs remain twice as expensive in Switzerland

Drug prices in Switzerland remain higher than in other major European markets, especially when it comes to generic drugs, which are twice as ...

This content was published on April 16, 2019 5:41 PM