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Two-headed proposal Ministers make the case for tax and pension reform package

The Swiss government has launched its campaign in favour of the upcoming national vote on a reform of the corporate tax and pension systems.

This content was published on February 18, 2019 11:52 AM

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Militia system Attracting young generation for volunteer public service

A study has found potential in harnessing Switzerland's traditional part-time public service to get young adults to actively engage in local politics.

Consultation plans Minority groups to benefit from better protection

The government plans to spend up to CHF500,000 ($503,000) annually to protect minority groups in Switzerland against terrorist attacks.

This content was published on January 30, 2019 11:47 AM

‘Good’ and ‘bad’ secrets Zurich: Kindergarten kids to get data protection lessons

Children in canton Zurich aged 4 to 9 could soon be learning about data protection and privacy issues, in one of the first projects of its kind.

Opinion ‘Let’s preserve the landscape we’ve inherited’

For the promoters of the "Stop urban sprawl" initiative, the freezing of building zones is necessary to preserve the heritage of future generations.

Wakker Prize Langenthal wins Swiss heritage award for 2019

The town of Langenthal in northern Switzerland has been awarded this year’s Wakker Prize for architectural development and preservation.

Vote February 10, 2019 Swiss voters asked to decide on urban sprawl

As urban development continues apace, should a freeze be placed on the creation of new construction zones?

Climate change awareness Poll finds majority for greenhouse tax on plane tickets

A majority of people in Switzerland appear to be in favour of introducing a tax on plane tickets to help reduce CO2 emissions.

This content was published on December 31, 2018 10:55 AM

Law change Switzerland labels homophobia a criminal offence

The Swiss parliament has extended the scope of anti-racism laws to include discrimination based on sexual orientation.