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Society taboo Young carers face many obstacles

Switzerland’s first ever figures show that almost 8% of children aged 10-15 are young carers – far more than previously thought.

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in depth Vote June 10, 2018

A wide-ranging proposal to change Switzerland's monetary system as well parliament's decision to ban certain forms of online gambling are at stake.

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Democracy players Anja Wyden Guelpa: taking democracy to today’s youth

Anja Wyden Guelpa, chief of staff of Geneva's government, is considered one of the most active promoters of democracy in Switzerland. 

Now and then Switzerland’s delicate stances on Israel

Switzerland, one of the first countries to recognize the state of Israel, is alarmed by the level of violence in Gaza Strip.

Ecumenical pilgrimage Why is the pope visiting the Geneva-based World Council of Churches?

Next month’s visit to Geneva by Pope Francis goes under the motto ‘Walking, praying and working together’.