The green parties made unprecedented gains in the national elections. The new parliament will comprise far more women, and its make-up will be slightly younger and more...

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Switzerland has its first star park, an area where special care is taken to preserve the darkness of the night. This is much more than a romantic project.

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Until 1981, the authorities institutionalised tens of thousands of men and women throughout Switzerland without a trial. An Expert Commission has now appraised these...

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Saving money for a rainy day is a very Swiss virtue. However, savers have little to cheer about at present. The interest on their savings accounts has never been so low. Their...

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At the end of 2019, Mühleberg will become the first-ever Swiss nuclear power plant to be switched off permanently. The pioneering work of decommissioning the plant will take around...

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Property ownership is decidedly low in Switzerland. There are material obstacles to purchasing property and the Swiss do not necessarily prioritise home ownership as an...

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Switzerland has had an anti-racism provision for the last 25 years. It protects people against verbal abuse on the grounds of their race, ethnicity or religion. Whether this...

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Between 2016 and 2018, more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors requested asylum in Switzerland. In addition to this number, hundreds of young men arrived alone from the Maghreb...

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Apart from the scientific facts, the election success of the green parties should be motivation for Switzerland to pursue more ambitious climate...

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At 42 per cent, the National Council now contains more women than ever before. The Helvetia is calling! cross-party campaign masterminded by...

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We now need fresh impetus to break the impasse over Europe, says Thomas Cottier, chairman of the Switzerland in Europe association, who views the...

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Culture

Social change is breeding a new form of “home literature”, with Switzerland having long metamorphosed from a country of emigrants into a country of...

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OSA news

The online edition of the “Review” is being improved as part of an upgrade of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad’s web presence. That is good news...

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What to do after finishing compulsory education or high school? Often the best answer is to take a year out. There is a plethora of gap year...

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This is how one summer camp participant responded when asked about the highlight. Many others gave similar answers.

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PostFinance discontinued all payments to Cuba on 1 September 2019. What does this mean for Swiss Abroad who live in Cuba and receive a Swiss pension?...

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“I am a Swiss expatriate who has been living in a non-EU/EFTA country for the last two years. What would be my rights with regard to unemployment...

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