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EU cohesion funds Swiss-funded projects in Romania and Bulgaria get thumbs up

Most of the 93 Swiss-backed “cohesion fund” projects in Bulgaria and Romania were a success, reports the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 4:21 PM

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‘Luanda Leaks’ Swiss jeweler allegedly received millions from Angolan state coffers

Leaked documents allege Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 11:31 AM

Diplomatic history When Switzerland recognised the new China

Seventy years ago, Switzerland was one of the first Western nations to officially recognise the People’s Republic of China.

Iranian ambassador in Bern Iran: ‘Without Switzerland the situation could be worse’

Without Switzerland’s good offices, the situation in the Persian Gulf could deteriorate, says the Iranian ambassador in Bern.

Earthquake Haiti ten years on: the lasting benefits of Swiss donations and aid

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Swiss aid work included providing water and rebuilding homes.

US-Iran crisis Who is Trump’s Swiss postman in Tehran?

With the US and Iran this week on the verge of war, they exchanged messages via the Swiss embassy in Tehran, headed by Ambassador Markus Leitner.

WEF Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Switzerland

US President Donald Trump plans to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos this month. 

This content was published on January 9, 2020 10:10 AM

Migration Swiss campaigners urge action over Mediterranean deaths

Swiss campaign groups have handed a petition calling for urgent measures “to stop refugee deaths in the Mediterranean Sea”.

This content was published on January 7, 2020 5:02 PM

Good offices How ‘messenger’ Switzerland deals with the US and Iran

As tensions rise between the United States and Iran, Switzerland’s role as intermediary between the two countries has returned to the spotlight.