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EU relations Swiss president upbeat after EU meeting in Davos

Rotating Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga says her first meeting with the President of the European Commission was constructive.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 6:05 PM

EU cohesion funds Swiss-funded projects in Romania and Bulgaria get thumbs up

Most of the 93 Swiss-backed “cohesion fund” projects in Bulgaria and Romania were a success, reports the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 4:21 PM

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"Attack mode" Neon banking app slashes fees in growth drive

Swiss financial services company Neon says it will scrap card fees for customers shopping abroad to spearhead an ambitious drive to boost the ...

This content was published on January 20, 2020 2:10 PM

Grade A Swiss firms lauded for climate protection measures

Nestlé, Givaudan and the Bern Cantonal Bank have been ranked highly in a global company survey of transparency and action on climate change.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 1:39 PM

‘Luanda Leaks’ Swiss jeweler allegedly received millions from Angolan state coffers

Leaked documents allege Isabel dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts.

This content was published on January 20, 2020 11:31 AM

Animal welfare How well are Swiss animals protected?

Strict welfare legislation makes Switzerland one of the better places to have fur, fins or feathers. Here’s why.

Shopping habits Swiss Post posts parcels record

Swiss Post handled a record number of parcels in 2019, the company said on Friday. The number of letters sent however continues to fall.

This content was published on January 17, 2020 5:56 PM

Not shipshape  Inquiry launched into huge Swiss navy losses

Swiss Economics Minister Guy Parmelin has announced an administrative inquiry into huge government losses related to the Swiss merchant navy.  

This content was published on January 17, 2020 3:43 PM

Diplomatic history When Switzerland recognised the new China

Seventy years ago, Switzerland was one of the first Western nations to officially recognise the People’s Republic of China.

Opinion ‘No to an initiative that is dictatorial, costly and not focused on real needs’

The initiative on more social housing is not in keeping with real economic or environmental needs, says Fabio Regazzi.

Opinion ‘Yes to an initiative promoting moderately-priced housing’

The free market in Switzerland has built housing units that remain empty because they are too expensive, says Marina Carobbio Guscetti.