The Alps – as well as other mountain ranges – were first regarded as aesthetically appealing and “noble” during the course of the 18th century. Caspar Wolf – who was born in Muri...

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The once gigantic fortifications in the Swiss Alps have been taken out of military use. But their legend lives on. ­The previously top secret bunkers are now being turned into...

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They are highly talented, very determined and 15 to 18 years of age. And they all want just one thing – to win in the Prix de Lausanne. We look at why this dance competition holds...

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Switzerland is involved whenever history is made in outer space. This was most recently illustrated by the spectacular journey of the ­Rosetta space probe to “Chury”, or comet 67P....

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Modern, pluralistic democracy and its fundamental principle of popular sovereignty cannot be achieved without political parties or, to be more...

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Concert pianist Simonetta Sommaruga has been playing the political keyboard virtuoso for years. As President of the Swiss Confederation in 2015, the...

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Politics
01/14/2015

A brace of tax bills

Two tax bills will be put to the vote in a plebiscite on 8 March 2015. One popular initiative calls for tax relief for families with children while...

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Culture

Jacques and Hubert Froidevaux and their friend Miguel Morales have created an entirely Swiss brand of humour that targets the army, the Matterhorn and...

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Organisation of the swiss abroad
01/14/2015

OSA advice

I would like to arrange for my second pillar vested pension benefits to be paid out. Is that possible if I live abroad ?

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The opportunity to undertake education or training in Switzerland is a very appealing prospect for many young Swiss Abroad. This is highlighted by the...

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The snow sports week in Davos is just one of many programmes organised for young people by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). New offers are...

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Are you between 8 and 14 years of age? Would you like to spend 14 days in Switzerland getting to know your homeland better? Then sign up for a holiday...

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The Swiss Abroad can participate in elections and referenda in Switzerland provided they are registered on an electoral roll in Switzerland. Swiss...

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