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The week ahead Parliamentarians back in the chamber – and at rubbish sites

Here's a selection of the stories we will be bringing you the week of November 27.



The winter session of parliament gets underway. We’ll be keeping a close eye on debates on topics such as the budget and Switzerland’s participation in the international exchange of tax data information.

Ein Metzger demonstriert in einem Hinterhof, wie man früher traditionell Schweine schlachtete und zerlegte.


Should pig slaughter be a public spectacle? A controversial event in a village in northern Switzerland has led to public outrage and questions about the relationship between food and tradition.



How do you get acquainted with a new country? On trips to Africa, Swiss parliamentarian Isabelle Chevalley heads straight for the largest rubbish dump. She shares her ideas for waste management solutions in developing countries.



Switzerland took the threat of an atomic attack during the Cold War quite seriously. Is the country prepared for a nuclear disaster in the 21st century?



In part three of our series looking at health care in Switzerland and the US, we answer readers’ questions about the fate of low-income patients. Can they obtain adequate services and treatment in two of the most expensive health systems in the world?

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