Switzerland is becoming wilder – indigenous but eradicated predatory animals are returning. City dwellers far removed from nature are thrilled at the prospect but sheep and...

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“Swiss Review”: Once extinct animals are returning to Switzerland. That has to be good news for you, doesn’t it?

Reinhard Schnidrig: Most certainly. However, the good news began...

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Georg Kohler, professor emeritus of political philosophy at the University of Zurich, is conducting observation and analysis of the election campaign in Switzerland throughout 2015...

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The Swiss People’s Party (SVP), the largest political party, made significant gains while the small centre parties lost ground, with the left also emerging weakened from the...

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His task is to pull the chestnuts out of the fire for Switzerland in Brussels – State Secretary Jacques de Watteville was appointed chief negotiator in the talks with the EU in...

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The Swiss Abroad Act (SAA) entered into force at the beginning of November. This Act is important to Swiss citizens living abroad because it clearly defines federal government’s...

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“Swiss Review”: What in your view are the most significant changes involved in the Swiss Abroad Act (SAA)?

Hans Stöckli: One extremely important aspect is that it’s now much...

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Politics
11/04/2015

More candidates, more lists

A National Council seat must be a really attractive proposition. Never before have so many men and women shown the desire to take on the onerous task...

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A second round of voting will be required in many cantons: 19 seats were not allocated in the first round.

 

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The complete re-election of the Federal Council promises to be exciting. The victorious SVP is demanding a second Federal Council seat. This may...

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The popular initiative “out of the cul-de-sac” is to be put to the vote. It is intended as “a kind of insurance policy” if the initiative on mass...

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OSA news
11/04/2015

OSA advice

I’ve been away from Switzerland and have been domiciled abroad for the past few years and have not made contributions to the old-age and survivors’...

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The delegates of the Council of the Swiss Abroad met in Geneva on Friday, 14 August, the day before the Congress of the Swiss Abroad, for their second...

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The Youth Service of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) is offering young people various programmes again this winter. These include two...

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The Foundation for Young Swiss Abroad (FYSA) will again be organising various holiday camps next summer for Swiss youngsters abroad aged 8 to 14. ...

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How can I find an internship?

There is no official or central agency for internship places in Switzerland. Finding a suitable internship requires a...

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