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Swiss Abroad Sharp rebuff for Radical Party leader Petra Gössi

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad reacted angrily to a politician's suggestion that the pensions of expat retirees could be cut.

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Cabinet portfolios Who’s the next Swiss foreign minister?

The resignation of a government minister may not be worth more than a shrug of the shoulders in most countries. Not in Switzerland.

Islamist terrorism Expert warns of growing network of Swiss jihadists

Switzerland could become a hotbed of Islamist militants grown up in the country, according to a senior security expert.

Interview Swiss politician Gössi clarifies controversial pension statement

A follow-up interview with the leader of Switzerland’s centre-right Radical Party to clarify her remarks about the Swiss old-age pension system.

Bern or Jura? A divided Swiss village heads to the polls

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For the Swiss town of Moutier, the question of which canton to join – and their cultural identity – has been simmering for decades.

Naturalisation Was your grandma Swiss? You have six months left to claim Swiss citizenship

From January 1, 2018, it will no longer be enough to have a Swiss grandmother or great-grandmother to qualify for a Swiss passport.

Swiss energy vote Technology is there, but not yet the market

The Swiss energy strategy is the only one worldwide to have been approved by voters -  and therein lies its value, says expert Rolf Wüstenhagen.

Populism Crises that can strengthen democracy

A prominent Swiss political scientist assesses the challenge that populists pose for democracies.