The small town of Moutier has switched from the canton of Bern to Jura, drawing a line under an age-old and intractable territorial dispute. That is the hope at least.

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The resignation of Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter surprised even his own party, the FDP. It’s still not clear whether the Federal Councillor from Neuchâtel is leaving for...

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The most westerly canton hopes the CEVA rail link will ease its congestion. Meanwhile, Basel also experiences gridlocks, but has a modern mobility system spanning three countries.

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Hans Stöckli is an enthusiastic campaigner for more modest and honest Olympic Games. But in bidding to host the Sion 2026 Winter Olympics, one thing is clear for the Berne...

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Bern or Jura? On 18 June, after centuries of division, Moutier voted to switch canton. Just. Votes were also held in two small Bernese-Jura villages...

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Politics
09/15/2017

An expensive naval adventure

Switzerland does not lie by the sea, it has no important port, no navy. And yet it is a seafaring nation. That costs the government 215 million...

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Culture

Early this year, “My Life as a Courgette”, an animated film by the Swiss director Claude Barras, won two Césars and two Swiss Film Awards to add to...

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OSA news

Between January and August 2017, Swiss citizens around the globe were called upon to elect their 140 representatives on the Council of the Swiss...

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Discover Switzerland together and enjoy sun and snow!

The OSA Youth Service offers young Swiss citizens abroad a wide variety of opportunities to...

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This year’s Conference of the Swiss Schools Abroad took place in Zurich on 10–12 July. The official part of the event, which was attended by more than...

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09/15/2017

OSA advice

Acquaintances tell me that the divorced former wives of Swiss citizens can receive a widows’ pension after the death of their ex-husband. I’m 80 and...

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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.

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