It is over a year since the Swiss National Bank abandoned the minimum rate against the euro. This has cost over 10,000 jobs to date and has halved economic growth.

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The SNB’s task is to ensure price stability but prices have fallen with the end of the minimum rate. The economist Philippe Bacchetta explains why.

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How should Swiss asylum policy be organised? The Swiss people will decide on this issue on 5 June 2016. The referendum forced by the SVP is likely to see an extremely difficult...

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Gibt es ein Leben nach dem Tod? Wer weiss. Eines steht aber fest: Mit Sicherheit gibts einen lebendigen Tourismus nach dem Tod. Für Dahingeschiedene aus aller Welt beginnt die ...

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What is new in Ticino’s art scene? The MASI Lugano has been addressing this question for a number of years in its “Che c’è di nuovo?” exhibition series. Work by the region’s young...

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Politics
03/17/2016

A bonanza for everyone?

Money from the state for everyone unconditionally – that is the aim of the popular initiative for an unconditional basic income which will be put to...

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Three very different proposals will also be put to the vote on 5 June.

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Politics
03/17/2016

Major shake-up at the top

Three of the four parties represented on the Federal Council will be led by new presidents from April. Toni Brunner’s departure was a real...

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Almost 60 % of voters rejected the SVP’s implementing initiative following an unprecedented campaign. The law on foreign nationals will nevertheless...

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There were no surprises amongst the other referenda on 28 February. The result of the vote on the marriage penalty was nevertheless tight.

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OSA news

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Taking the title ’Switzerland in the World’, the anniversary...

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Switzerland – Part of the World: Development of International Mobility is the theme of the 94th Congress of the Swiss Abroad from 5 to 7 August 2016...

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Staff at educationsuisse answer around 1,000 queries a year from young people and their parents or relatives who are interested in education or...

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  • Jubiläumscamps (22.7. – 7.8.2016):
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4 Lager, 2 Wochen, 1 Erlebnis: Im kommenden Sommer finden gleichzeitig vier spektakuläre Jubiläumslager statt –...

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The Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA) will be re-elected in 2017. At its meeting in August 2015, the CSA adopted a number of recommendations for the...

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Von Ende Juni bis Ende August können Auslandschweizer- Kinder in zweiwöchigen Sommerlagern zusammen mit 30 bis 50 anderen Kindern aus der ganzen Welt...

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