The Alps are mighty and magnificent. Or are they mighty and terrifying because they are beginning to crumble and tumble down into the valleys below? This question has been raised...

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After an 18-year absence, Italian-speaking Switzerland is once again represented in government. The Federal Council is well balanced in terms of regional politics but not gender.

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A few years ago, it seemed unlikely that Beat Feuz would one day win gold at the Ski World Championships. It now seems almost as if he was destined to be downhill world champion....

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The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) tackles the issues of concern to the diaspora in Switzerland. The burning issue at the moment is the banks, which make it difficult or...

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Winter tourism in the Swiss mountains is suffering owing to global warming. “We need to switch to a different model,” warns the Valais-born researcher...

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After the rejection of the “Old-Age Pension 2020” bill on 24 September, the search for a plan B on pension reform is proving complicated. There is...

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The Federal Roads Office has a controversial vision – only completely driverless vehicles will be permitted on certain sections of motorway from 2040.

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Culture

One construction project after another: Basel, the “city of museums”, is building museums on a grand scale, but these institutions lack the funding to...

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OSA news
11/17/2017

OSA advice

Up to what age can I undertake voluntary military service in Switzerland?

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From the end of June to the end of August 2018, Swiss children abroad can have a fantastic time while also discovering Switzerland and its culture at...

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Education in Switzerland means first-rate vocational training and university degree courses. educationsuisse provides young Swiss people abroad with...

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If you’ve never been to one of the Youth Service’s winter camps, then you’ve really missed out. Young Swiss Abroad from all over the world spend 10...

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