Over 35,000 people sought asylum in Switzerland last year. The continuing flow of refugees is inevitably producing both sympathy and hostility and a conflict between Switzerland’s...

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The Swiss Confederation’s spending on asylum in 2015 passed 1.27 billion Swiss francs, with the cantons paying 600 million. Over the long term, however, refugees also contribute to...

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The Swiss People’s Party has effortlessly gained a sought-after second Federal Council seat for Guy Parmelin. Is this sign of stability also a sign of easing tensions in the...

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Johann Schneider-Ammann’s transformation from business leader to politician is still not complete after five years on the Federal Council. Perhaps that is why he is the right...

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The world’s longest railway tunnel will go into operation by the middle of the year. Just a few months before that, on 28 February, the Swiss people will vote on a new road tunnel....

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Speculating with food is the “most abhorrent form of profit-making”, according to the Young Socialists (Juso) who have submitted an initiative aimed...

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Politics
01/29/2016

Uncompromising deportation

The SVP is seeking to apply its deportation initiative to the letter through an implementing initiative. Opponents warn of far-reaching consequences.

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“It is unfair that married couples and registered partnerships are disadvantaged compared to cohabiting couples in terms of taxes and social...

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Politics
01/29/2016

How the Swiss Abroad voted

There was also a shift to the right beyond Swiss borders. This is based on a survey by the Centre for Democracy Studies in Aarau, conducted with the...

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OSA news

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

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In 1988/1989, the most beautiful area on Lake Lucerne was purchased thanks to a large collection campaign amongst the Swiss Abroad and with the help...

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An education or professional training in Switzerland is the goal of many and highly sought after. However, the views that young Swiss Abroad have of...

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01/29/2016

OSA advice

I’m planning to return to Switzerland and to look for a job there. What advice and information can you give me?

As a Swiss citizen you can work in...

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The Youth Service again has a wide range of offers for young Swiss Abroad this year.

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