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Environment, foreigners, women's rights What are the burning issues in Swiss votes?

Since 1848, the Swiss have had their say on over 600 nationwide ballots. Which have been the most popular issues in recent times?

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in depth Vote September 24, 2017

A look at the issues on the ballot sheet for the September 24 nationwide votes.

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Drug dilemma What’s behind Switzerland’s vaccine shortage?

Switzerland is struggling to maintain stocks of 16 key vaccines, forcing doctors to adapt their practices.

Swiss Pioneers The king of chocolate in Mexico

A Swiss man emigrates to Mexico, sets up a company, and makes a fortune making something the Mexicans have never tasted before: white chocolate.

Second pillar of the community Occupational pensions, a hidden Swiss treasure

Swiss pension savings far exceed gross domestic product (GDP) and the reserves of the Swiss National Bank (SNB). 

Good offices Switzerland keeps US and North Korea talking

Switzerland has been negotiating between the United States and North Korea without fanfare but with success.

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