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Commuter life How to behave on a Swiss train

Jump on, ride to your stop, hop off — without offending anybody. Sounds easy, but it’s not, warns a guru of Swiss transport etiquette.

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Violence against women Shelters for victims of domestic violence struggle with capacity issues

Switzerland's 19 women's shelters had to turn away nearly 500 requests last year due to the lack of space, a Swiss newspaper has reported. 

This content was published on May 12, 2019 12:53 PM

Getting old Swiss workers’ union says raising retirement age is inevitable

The head of Employees Switzerland says raising the retirement age in Switzerland is unavoidable as the state pension is in a critical state.

This content was published on May 12, 2019 12:03 PM

Agriculture How good is organic food for nature?

Organic food is booming and it's good for the environment and biodiversity. However, organic farming requires more space to produce the same ...

Pension funds Are Switzerland’s pensions too high?

The Swiss are nation of happy pensioners, but the country's social security system is in danger of collapse.

Soft detention Switzerland is Europe leader in prison escapees

Switzerland has the highest rate in Europe of prisoners who manage to flee detention centres, according to a new study.  

This content was published on April 3, 2019 2:30 PM

Shots in Switzerland Vaccine scepticism – a phenomenon in affluent societies

Some parents in Switzerland decide not to have their children vaccinated, which prevents the full eradication of certain diseases. Why?

Newsweek CHUV ranked among ten best hospitals worldwide

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) says it is proud to have been placed ninth in a global ranking of hospitals by the American magazine Newsweek.

This content was published on March 22, 2019 11:08 AM

Art therapy How patients in Swiss psychiatric clinics painted their experience

An exhibition traces how early Swiss psychiatric patients used art to come to terms with life inside an institution.

Bless you! Why are allergies on the rise in Switzerland?

Soon, even people living high up in the Swiss Alps will no longer be safe from allergies like hay fever.

Cost of living Swiss cities rated most expensive in the world for fun

If it’s cheap recreation and entertainment you want, go to Zurich and Geneva – and keep going.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 12:01 AM

#LivinginSwitzerland How young Swiss differ from older generations

We’ve come up with ten major differences between the generations in Switzerland.

FAQs Spying game: what does the Swiss intelligence service do?

The Federal Intelligence Service is better known for embarrassing gaffes than for bloody missions. Ten FAQs about the FIS. 

Mind the gap Swiss workplace inequality, by the numbers

We look at five areas in which women are still underrepresented, and how the Swiss compare internationally.