Few countries are as comprehensively and precisely measured and mapped as Switzerland. The meticulously produced topographical maps make the mountainous and highly diverse country...

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To be or not to be – the Green Liberals and the Swiss Conservative Democratic Party (BDP) face dissolution unless they make up significant ground by 2019.

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When Switzerland’s crime statistics are published, the spotlight falls on the darker side of Swiss life. This year’s crime figures nevertheless provide a glimmer of hope as the...

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Marie-Thérèse Chappaz from Valais has put her faith in a natural approach to winemaking. The internationally acclaimed vintner ploughs her furrow without thinking too much about...

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The leading Swiss orchestras are primarily led by French, British and Italian conductors. But three Swiss conductors are currently enjoying global fame – Charles Dutoit, Philippe...

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The Swiss people began the slow process of withdrawal from nuclear energy by approving the Energy Strategy 2050 on 21 May.

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It started out as a popular initiative but is now a broad-based counterproposal from Parliament – food security could be enshrined in the constitution...

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OSA news

Whether skiers or snowboarders, novices or at an advanced level, 8 to 14-year-old Swiss children abroad will have a great time at our winter camp.

Wi...

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Today, we feature an account by a young Swiss person abroad who grew up in Brazil. Paulo Wirz came to Switzerland as an 18-year-old to discover his...

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We ran a campaign from May 2015 to autumn 2016 calling upon the Swiss Abroad to make a contribution to the renovation of the Area for the Swiss Abroad...

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New Year’s ski camp for young people in Les Diablerets (Vaud) from 27.12.2017 to 5.1.2018

Participants can look forward to a wide programme of...

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07/14/2017

OSA advice

I have heard from various sources that tax has to be paid on the second-pillar pension and on old-age and survivors’ insurance (AHV). Is this tax paid...

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