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Opinion ‘We gays don't need special rights’

Opponents of extending anti-racism legislation to include homophobia argue criminal law is not an instrument of socio-political governance.

Opinion Anti-homophobia reform ‘fills a legislative gap’

The reform of the anti-racism law is key to protecting against incitement to hatred against homosexuals according to gay and lesbian pressure groups.

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Opinion ‘Yes to an initiative promoting moderately-priced housing’

The free market in Switzerland has built housing units that remain empty because they are too expensive, says Marina Carobbio Guscetti.

Opinion ‘No to an initiative that is dictatorial, costly and not focused on real needs’

The initiative on more social housing is not in keeping with real economic or environmental needs, says Fabio Regazzi.

Women in parliament – Tamara Funiciello The provocateur beating a path towards equality

Is Tamara Funiciello, the outspoken former head of the young socialists, about to inject some radicalism into Swiss politics?

Vote February 9, 2020 Homophobia: a crime or a matter of opinion?

Swiss voters will decide whether discrimination against homosexuals is acceptable. Will the law combat homophobia or is it an attack on free speech?

Press Private media sound alarm bells over subsidies 

Swiss newspaper publishers warn of a drastic drop in the number print titles over the next few years if they don’t receive more state subsidies.

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Vote February 9, 2020 Do the Swiss need at least 10% social housing?

Voters are divided over a proposal to promote housing owned by non-profit groups, and whether it helps curb speculation. 

New laws How to keep legally afloat in 2020

Various new or tweaked Swiss laws entered into force on January 1, including how much alcohol can be drunk by the skipper of a rubber dinghy.