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The week ahead Swiss passport, foreign drugs and identity politics

Here are some of the stories we will feature in the week beginning May 29.



Laws about becoming a Swiss citizen will get stricter next year. We look in-depth at what will change and who will be affected. 



Democracy is at a crossroads, says the director of Geneva’s Centre on Democracy. In an in-depth conversation, she explains and analyses the democratic moment we find ourselves in and sheds light on the world’s political landscapes. 

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Will the high-profile arrests of former Gambian minister Ousman Sonko and former Liberian rebel leader Alieu Kosiah in Switzerland result in prosecutions? A look at how both cases are important tests for Switzerland’s use of an international legal tool known as “universal jurisdiction”.



Can you afford to pay CHF60,000 for medicines? Half of Swiss Hepatitis C sufferers had no other option until doctors, regulators and insurers joined forces to make it easier to import generic drugs from India.



Next month, the town of Moutiers in canton Jura will decide at the ballot box whether to stay part of Jura or join canton Bern. The Bern-Jura question has been so controversial for so long that the Swiss government has decided to send vote observers to make sure everything goes smoothly. We paid a visit to the town to see what its citizens think about all of this.


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