May 29, 2005: when French voters rejected a referendum to decide whether France should ratify the proposed Constitution of the European Union. “Europe would work better without all these Europeans”. Chappatte
June 2, 2002: In 1999, the European Union and Switzerland signed seven bilateral agreements including the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons, which came into force on June 1, 2002. Chappatte
March 2, 2003: Swiss sailing syndicate Alinghi raced to a 5-0 victory against Team New Zealand on March 2, 2003, winning the America’s Cup. Many of the Alinghi crew came from New Zealand. Alinghi defended the trophy in 2007 and lost it in 2010. Chappatte
May 16, 2010: "The height of provocation". Chappatte
December 19, 2004: "We'll open the door for you, but only if you promise not to come in". Chappatte
October 16, 2011: "The only country in the world in which you vote for nothing to change". Chappatte
March 31, 2002: Swissair, the troubled former Swiss national airline, was grounded in October 2001. The airline was kept alive by the government until March 31, 2002. The following day, Swiss International Air Lines was founded, taking over most of the routes, planes and staff of Swissair. Chappatte
December 18, 2011: Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf was re-elected to the cabinet on December 14, 2011, despite an attack on her seat by the rightwing Swiss People’s Party (SVP). Chappatte
February 26, 2012: "This profession has lost all creativity". Chappatte
November 3, 2002: In November 2002, 50.1 per cent of Swiss voters came out against a rightwing proposal to refuse entry to any asylum-seeker who had already passed through a neighbouring safe country. It was the closest vote in Swiss history. Chappatte
June 30, 2002: Following an outbreak of violence by Palestinians in 2002, Israel began construction of a barrier that would separate most of the West Bank from areas inside Israel. Chappatte
August 3, 2008 Chappatte
For years, Patrick Chappatte has commented on events inside and outside Switzerland. His work is published in Swiss and international media including the International Herald Tribune, Le Temps and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag.
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Even in his most acerbic caricatures, Chappatte displays sensitivity: he pointedly brings out people’s characteristics without ever ridiculing them. Born in Pakistan to a Swiss father and Lebanese mother, his trademarks are situations, conflicts or contradictions – he never takes direct aim at people. A book has been published with 100 selected cartoons.