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Tobacco Geneva parliament votes to ban cigarette sales to minors

Geneva has joined most other Swiss cantons in banning the sale of cigarettes to minors and plans a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to young people.

This content was published on January 17, 2020 6:42 PM

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Shopping habits Swiss Post posts parcels record

Swiss Post handled a record number of parcels in 2019, the company said on Friday. The number of letters sent however continues to fall.

This content was published on January 17, 2020 5:56 PM

Not shipshape  Inquiry launched into huge Swiss navy losses

Swiss Economics Minister Guy Parmelin has announced an administrative inquiry into huge government losses related to the Swiss merchant navy.  

This content was published on January 17, 2020 3:43 PM

EU relations  Switzerland was ‘inspiration’ for Brexit, says Farage 

Nigel Farage, head of the UK’s Brexit party, says Switzerland was an “inspiration” for the United Kingdom on leaving the European Union. 

This content was published on January 17, 2020 10:58 AM

Direct democracy Voters to have final say on digital ID

Campaigners have handed in the necessary signatures to challenge a decision for the creation of a digital identity of internet users in Switzerland.

This content was published on January 16, 2020 3:47 PM

direct democracy Government proposes automatic referendums for international pacts

​​​​​​​The government plans to enshrine an automatic constitutional clause giving voters a say on the signing of certain international treaties.

This content was published on January 15, 2020 2:27 PM

Legal action Acquittal of climate activists to be appealed

A landmark Swiss district court decision that acquitted a group of climate activists is set to be reviewed following an appeal announced on Tuesday.

This content was published on January 15, 2020 11:49 AM