Glaciers, waterfalls, rivers and lakes – next to rock formations these are the defining elements of mountain landscapes. Water forces its way from the summits to the valley,...

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Young Yeniche people are insisting on the right to lead an itinerant life as travellers. Switzerland is struggling with this issue as it prompts debate about the treatment of...

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In his villa in Clarens on the shores of Lake Geneva, Franz Weber – a major public figure who is rather atypical of Switzerland – reflects on a life devoted to the “beauty and...

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In response to the clear rejection of the mass immigration initiative in French-speaking Switzerland, doubt was cast over the patriotism of the French-speaking Swiss – such...

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Switzerland has the Matterhorn, Toblerone, Swatch and Rolex. It also has William Tell, Henri

Dunant, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Alberto Giacometti, Christoph Blocher and Sepp Blatter...

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The outstanding but expensive Swiss healthcare system is a constant political issue. The Swiss people are set to have their say once again – the...

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Culture

The Rütli meadow has become a symbol of Swiss national legend, with myth playing a decisive role. The site continues to hold great appeal to the...

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A German art dealer has bequeathed a large collection of art to the Museum of Fine Arts Berne. But the gift has not been welcomed by all. The Gurlitt...

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OSA news

Jean-Jacques Cevey, the honorary president of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), passed away in Montreux on 11 May aged 85. Cevey presided...

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08/14/2014

OSA advice

I have lived abroad with my foreign husband for many years. What requirements have to be met in order for him to apply for Swiss citizenship, and how...

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The 2014/15 academic year is soon set to begin in Switzerland. Trainees have already started work at their companies. University students will attend...

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The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) encourages young people to take part in political life in Switzerland and prepares them for exercising...

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The ski camp for children will take place from 2 to 9 January 2015. Twenty Swiss children living abroad, 13 and 14 years old, can attend free of...

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Whether they are skiers or snowboarders, beginners or at an advanced level, Swiss children living abroad aged 8 to 14 will have a great time at our...

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