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After years of tests and talks, e-voting in Switzerland is at a crossroads. The government wants to radically extend it, while a cross-party campaign wants to stop it in its tracks. It’s not easy being the Swiss Post. First, the internet came along and people stopped writing letters to each other. More
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The expatriate Swiss community has called for equal access to the services of PostFinance, but it stopped short of taking the state-owned company to court. The delegates of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) approved a proposal, urging a “non-discriminatory” treatment of expatriate Swiss clients compared with residents in Switzerland.
«Nous, Suisses de l’étranger, nous exigeons…» What does Swiss security look like? China steps up diplomatic efforts in Geneva to deflect censure
Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories. 9 The spot achieved by Lausanne’s University Hospital (CHUV) in a global ranking of the best hospitals. The
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Switzerland faces a wide range of real and perceived threats, including terrorism, cybercrime, climate change and migration. The precautions taken in one of the world's safest countries are correspondingly diverse. Who is responsible for security? Who should be protected from what? What does this protection look like? Photographer and publicist Salvatore Vitale explores
PostFinance faces renewed criticism by expat Swiss Swiss parliament calls for more online purchases to be taxed ColorTokens Named Next Gen Security Company of the Year at Cyber Defense Magazine 2019 InfoSec Awards
China and its alleged mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang region was at the centre of the month-long United Nations Human Rights Council session that ended on Friday. In Geneva, Beijing’s call last year for a “constructive and mutually beneficial” cooperative approach to the council has evolved into its
Finanzen: China will mehr Banken und Versicherer ins Land lassen Pentair Expands Efforts to Increase Access to Sustainable, Safe Water TechnipFMC Donates $100,000 to Support Cyclone Idai Relief Efforts in Mozambique
A Swiss resident consumes 4,200 litres of water per day - just over the global average. But a large part of an individual’s “water footprint” is used abroad in countries where water is scarce.  According to the United Nations, around four billion people, nearly two-thirds of the world's population, suffer
PostFinance faces renewed criticism by expat Swiss DecorMatters Unveils MyDecor, the Marketplace of Virtual Home Goods Santa Clara Valley Water Dist CA -- Moody's assigns Aa1 to Santa Clara Valley Water District's (CA) Water System Refunding Revenue Bonds Series 2019 A&B; outlook is stable
It was easy to get into a psychiatric clinic at the beginning of the 20th century. Getting out was more complicated. To breach the gap to the outside world, many patients turned to art, as a recent exhibition in Thun shows. From 2006 to 2014, researchers from the Zurich University
PostFinance faces renewed criticism by expat Swiss 75-year-old woman who killed seven-year-old in Basel did not know victim Swiss parliament calls for more online purchases to be taxed
A stuttering start to the year for exports of Swiss watches has put brands on alert, stoking fears that a slowing Chinese economy and political instability in Europe may choke sales growth in the coming months. While the first half of 2018 saw strong growth in Swiss watch exports —
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Last year, instances of anti-Semitism increased in French-speaking Switzerland. The phenomenon is also noticeable in the German-speaking part of the country. The National Socialist rhetoric of the Second World War alleging a “global Jewish conspiracy” is making a comeback. In 2018, the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) registered 42
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Allergies have increased dramatically in Switzerland over the past hundred years for various reasons. Soon, even people living high up in the Swiss Alps will no longer be safe from hay fever. In 1900, less than 1% of the Swiss population suffered from allergies. Today a quarter to a third
Swiss parliament calls for more online purchases to be taxed UK nationals won’t need visas for Switzerland after Brexit En Suisse 170 spécialistes luttent contre les allergies
Almost everywhere in the world, the state of the economy is seen as the decisive factor determining the outcome of elections. Not so in Switzerland, where the key battleground is bilateral relations with the European Union. ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ The famous phrase, coined during the campaign for the 1992
PostFinance faces renewed criticism by expat Swiss Swiss parliament calls for more online purchases to be taxed The ‘virtual’ water that the Swiss consume abroad
Banks are said to have financed fossil fuel firms to the tune of $1.9 trillion (CHF1.9 trillion) since the 2015 Paris climate accord. The share of Switzerland’s two largest banks, UBS and Credit Suisse, was $83 billion in the last three years, according to a group of NGOs who compiled
People's Vote campaign accused of 'overestimating' claims more than one million people attended London march BBC accused of "cultural colonialism" after drama set in Wales dominated by English characters Die Fossil-Gruppe sucht das Wachstum
As the Brexit saga continues, Swiss companies are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. But optimism is waning among companies that are trying to minimise disruptions from any deal/no-deal scenarios. With the UK’s departure from the EU scheduled for March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday asked the EU bloc
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Switzerland’s federal technology institutes have launched a new Masters degree in cyber-security as part of an effort to play a leading role in studying the protection of computers and networks. The two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Lausanne's EPFL and Zurich's ETH, already offer “world-class training in the fields of computing and information
PostFinance faces renewed criticism by expat Swiss What does Swiss security look like? EverCompliant Invited to Present at FATF/ MONEYVAL Joint Experts' Meeting and Terrorist Financing Prosecution Workshop
A parliamentary decision seeking automatic deportation of convicted terrorists even if their lives are at risk has met widespread criticism. The human rights organisation Amnesty International described Tuesday’s decision to ignore international safeguards and practices as unacceptable. “It will send an extremely negative signal to the international community,” a statement
PostFinance faces renewed criticism by expat Swiss Swiss parliament calls for more online purchases to be taxed MPs furious after Theresa May blames Parliament for the delay to Brexit
With the rise of e-commerce and retro fashion trends, watches – which, unlike most consumer objects, are rarely thrown out – are finding a second life around new wrists. Both chic and understated, the rising trend of vintage watches offers “fashionistas” and amateurs in the know some serious opportunities: certain
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Over the past five decades, the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) has been the home of many scientific discoveries, some with global reverberations. Regularly ranked among the 25 top universities in the world, the EPFL has spawned various discoveries of scientific or commercial value. For example: The computer
Top Swiss institutes launch joint cyber-security programme High-tech: L'EPFL trouve une faille informatique mondiale L'EPFL trouve une faille informatique mondiale
It’s that time of year again, the United Nations Human Rights Council is in full swing, government ministers, diplomats, and human rights activists are thronging the Palais des Nations in Geneva, focused on either drawing attention to burning injustices, or defending themselves from accusations that they cause them.  It is,
Intervest Offices & Warehouses NV: Publication relating to a transparency notification China steps up diplomatic efforts in Geneva to deflect censure L'injustice sociale perdure
In many countries journalists still face daily threats and impunity reigns. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) explains to swissinfo.ch why it believes a new treaty is needed to protect media workers’ rights worldwide.  Since 1990, 2,469 journalists have lost their lives in the line of work, hundreds have been
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It is a Swiss peculiarity that home owners who live in their property are subject to an additional tax as if they were renting it out. Attempts to do away with the so-called notional rental value of self-occupied homes have failed in the past despite international pressure. Most notably, the
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