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Forced placements Compensation so far paid to 6,000 Swiss ‘slave children’

The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has processed some 6,000 claims for victims of forced labour and abuse.

This content was published on May 20, 2019 2:54 PM

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Vote results: May 19, 2019

Switzerland has voted on corporate tax/pension reform as well as changes to the national gun law. Here are the detailed results.

New measures mooted Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

Transport Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has announced measures to speed up a shift of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 4:02 PM

Presidential explainer Switzerland’s 19 living ex-presidents: a political record

Nineteen former Swiss presidents are still alive. What does this record say about the country’s political stability and leadership? 

Swiss quality Cabinet meets for business and mingles with crowd

The entire Swiss government has held its weekly meeting outside the capital, Bern, and mingled with the public in Zurich.

This content was published on May 15, 2019 3:37 PM

Labour market Unions urge equal rights for temporary workers

Swiss trade unions have called for restrictions on temporary work and measures to improve labour conditions for employees hired for a limited period.

This content was published on May 13, 2019 2:42 PM

2019 Parliamentary elections Switzerland's political middle is gaining ground

Switzerland's Liberal Green Party has not only seen gains in cantonal parliament elections, it also shows potential on a national level.

fact check Do tightened gun laws lead to greater security?

Closing loopholes in the existing gun law will further protect citizens, says the Swiss government. Opponents who disagree may be on to something.

Give and take Cities to receive more money under fiscal reform

Parliament has paved the way for an amendment to a national fiscal system aimed at offsetting differences in revenue between the country’s 26 cantons.

This content was published on May 8, 2019 12:20 PM

In photos Switzerland, a nation of gun lovers

Shooting is a favourite leisure sport in Switzerland. But gun lovers fear a new weapons law could spoil their fun.

Explainer Why demonstrate on May 1?

May 1 has for 130 years been a day for workers' rights and social justice. Times have changed, but there are still workers' demands.

Opinion Switzerland needs tax and pension reforms ‘to remain attractive’

The reforms are necessary to ensure Switzerland’s leading position as a research, tax and business location, Petra Gössi argues.

2019 parliamentary elections How the electoral system influences success

Will the winners of the next parliamentary elections be the candidates with the most votes? The Swiss electoral system is more complicated than that.