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Failed coup consequence Number of Turkish asylum-seekers more than doubles

The number of Turkish refugees in Switzerland has risen by around 130% since a failed coup against the Turkish president three years ago.

This content was published on September 15, 2019 4:35 PM

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Shroom service Fewer mushroom identification centres, more poisonings

As mushroom lovers head to the woods, there is also increased activity in the dwindling number of mushroom inspection stations. 

This content was published on September 14, 2019 5:33 PM

Health policy Abortion in Switzerland: the debate and the law

A Christian group “March for Life” is demonstrating in Zurich on Saturday to raise awareness about the consequences of abortion.

Small children   Cities call for more support for early education

The quality of early years education should not depend on where you live, an organisation representing Swiss towns and cities has said. 

This content was published on September 13, 2019 5:26 PM

250th fundraiser The story behind Swiss Solidarity

Launched on Thursday, the humanitarian charity Swiss Solidarity has devoted its 250th fundraising campaign to women in crises.

International Day of Democracy Press freedom becomes a test case for Swiss foreign policy

As Switzerland and other countries back multilateral efforts to bolster a free press, NGOs are watching to see if concrete actions will follow.

OECD report Vocational training or degree? Employment rates are similar

In Switzerland, the number of people with a higher education degree is above OECD average, but vocational training is still managing to hold its own. 

This content was published on September 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Suicide prevention day Survey: around 33,000 suicide attempts a year in Switzerland

A new survey has revealed a more detailed picture of people who attempt to commit suicide in Switzerland. 

This content was published on September 10, 2019 10:49 AM

Immigration Government closes two asylum centres ‘until further notice’

The State Secretariat for Migration intends to save around CHF30 million by temporarily closing accommodation in federal asylum centres.

This content was published on September 9, 2019 10:08 AM