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women in politics Wanted: Female mayors

Women are still largely underrepresented in local and cantonal councils, despite their good result in the last parliamentarian election.

Security, criticism and success Ten questions about the World Economic Forum

How much does Switzerland spend on WEF security? How much does it cost to be a WEF partner or member? We answer all your questions.

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Jewish history A tale of passports, profiteers and escaping Nazi persecution

An exhibit in Basel is shining light on a little-known underground effort in Switzerland to help European Jews escape from Nazi-occupied territories.

Urban development A new skyline for Basel

In some cities in Switzerland, population growth and scarce building land are causing houses to reach for the skies.  Switzerland experienced its ...

Lepus timidus Mountain hare

Also known as the Alpine hare, this animal is brown in summer and turns white in winter as a form of camouflage.

Seismic shifts in society Switzerland in 2019: the year in pictures

From climate change to the Green wave in the national elections: our relationship with nature marked 2019.

Looking back How Swiss cartoonists saw 2019

It’s hard to top the absurdity of a president wanting to buy another country. Here’s how Swiss political cartoonists illustrated 2019.

Forest reborn The positive side of Hurricane Lothar

Exactly 20 years ago more than ten million trees were knocked over in Switzerland. But the disaster wasn’t all bad, according to forestry experts. 

Swiss abroad The Swiss behind the world’s ‘most beautiful’ bookshop

The world-famous El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookshop in Argentina’s capital owes its existence to an entrepreneurial family with Swiss roots.