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Turkey operation Swiss foreign minister criticises Turkish offensive in Syria

Ignazio Cassis has criticised the Turkish military operation in northern Syria calling it a flagrant violation of international law. 

This content was published on October 11, 2019 8:04 AM

Migration Swiss justice minister sceptical of migrant relocation deal

The preliminary agreement on refugee allocation penned in Malta won’t find a majority, predicts Swiss Justice Minister Karin Keller-Sutter.

This content was published on October 8, 2019 9:03 PM

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Switzerland and the Cold War How the Swiss viewed Communism in the Cold War years

In Switzerland, the Cold War was waged in the minds of the people. The country was overtaken by paranoia that the enemy dwelt within.

Human Rights How states are trying to slowly kill off the death penalty

Switzerland and other states have managed to push through a resolution against the death penalty at the UN Human Rights Council.

Swiss diplomacy What are Switzerland’s good offices good for?

As tensions and oil prices rise in the Middle East, the Swiss foreign ministry is offering its good offices. But what are they?

Financial transparency Switzerland in the age of automatic exchange of banking information

A year ago, Switzerland began to pass on data on the bank accounts held by foreigners in Swiss banks to around 30 countries.

Opinion Switzerland: the imaginary champion

Historian Jakob Tanner writes that Switzerland must be careful not to be blinded by a glossy version of itself that it had a hand in creating.

Foreign affairs ‘You’ll never hear “Switzerland first” from me’

Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis aims to strengthen Switzerland’s sense of identity in the wider world, as he told

Reportagen Festival Bern Watch: storytelling around the world

Journalists from 60 countries have convened in the Swiss capital to discuss what it's like to tell stories in their homelands. Join in here.

50th anniversary Switzerland mulls honorary citizenship for WEF founder Schwab

Plans to award World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab honorary Swiss citizenship may run into opposition, reports SonntagsZeitung. The idea has ...

This content was published on August 18, 2019 11:39 AM