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Bank woes Raiffeisen investigation prompts management shakeup

An independent study of the Swiss bank has found no evidence of criminal conduct. But the bank has announced the departure of three board members.

This content was published on January 22, 2019 9:04 AM

WEF19 security Davos’s main runway, Zurich

A look behind the scenes in the WEF control room at Zurich Airport, and at how motorcades are checked before accessing the runway.

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Data theft Swiss court finds former banker guilty of selling client data

A former employee of the leading Swiss bank UBS has been sentenced to 40 months in jail for passing stolen bank data to the German authorities.

This content was published on January 21, 2019 3:56 PM

Racism trial Young Swiss politicians convicted for ‘gypsy’ poster

The two heads of the youth chapter of the rightwing Swiss People’s Party for canton Bern have been found guilty of racial discrimination.

This content was published on January 15, 2019 9:25 AM

Police cooperation Online child pornography in Switzerland on the increase

Campaigners against child abuse has expressed concern about a continuing increase of suspected cases of child pornography in Switzerland.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 5:09 PM

Branson Financial watchdog pushes for upgrade of cyber defence

The chief executive of the Swiss financial watchdog, Mark Branson, has called for the creation of a national cyber defence centre.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 1:06 PM

Sentencing guidelines Switzerland's leniency on criminals, explained

When compared with many other countries, Switzerland tends to hand down shorter sentences, particularly for violent crime.

In laws Are you legally up to date for 2019?

Various new or tweaked Swiss laws entered into force on January 1. Here are some of them.

Srebrenica massacre Swiss politician cleared of racial discrimination charges

Switzerland’s supreme court has acquitted a former politician of racial discrimination who denied a genocide against Moslems in the 1995 massacre ...

This content was published on December 27, 2018 5:23 PM

Multilateralism UN migration pact: A hard landing for ‘soft law’

The uproar caused by the UN migration pact may have been political, but it also raises questions about the legitimacy of such agreements.