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Living together Homeless to hip: How Swiss housing cooperatives developed

Many of the cooperatives set up to alleviate the urban housing shortage following the First World War celebrate their 100th anniversary this year.

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Explainer How well does the new Swiss asylum system work?

The Swiss asylum policy was streamlined in last March to accelerate the procedure, but critics have raised serious objections.

Safety net  Government plans payments to unemployed over 60

The Swiss government has presented plans for pre-pension payments for older employees who can no longer claim unemployment benefits. 

This content was published on October 30, 2019 4:44 PM

Information technology Swiss aim for European data protection standards

The Swiss government has approved a European agreement on personal data protection in a bid to meet international standards. 

This content was published on October 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Crackdown Police anti-terror raids carried out in three Swiss regions

An operation across three Swiss regions on Tuesday has led to the house searches of 11 people with suspected links to Islamist terror groups.

This content was published on October 29, 2019 11:56 AM

Several breaches Data protection rules violated during Swiss election

The Swiss Data Protection Commissioner was kept busy during the recent general election, warning several parties about breaking privacy rules.

This content was published on October 27, 2019 11:37 AM

“At risk” Minority groups to get better protection 

The Swiss government has announced it will spend up to CHF500,000 ($503,000) annually to protect “particularly at risk” communities in Switzerland.

This content was published on October 10, 2019 12:09 PM

Switzerland and the Cold War How the Swiss viewed Communism in the Cold War years

In Switzerland, the Cold War was waged in the minds of the people. The country was overtaken by paranoia that the enemy dwelt within.

Borneo tribe Documenting the last of Malaysia's Penan nomads

Swiss photographer Tomas Wüthrich offers insight into the way of life of the Penan, a threatened indigenous group from the Sarawak rainforest.

Innovation Swiss president highlights digital responsibility in New York

Speaking in front of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Ueli Maurer described the UN Charter and the Geneva Conventions as “compasses of values” ...

This content was published on September 25, 2019 8:50 AM

“Two-speed” society Report warns of rising wealth inequality in Switzerland

Swiss households are becoming wealthier, but inequalities are increasing between the rich and poor, the Swiss Tax Administration warns.

This content was published on September 24, 2019 12:25 PM

Online services  Digital ID plans divide politicians and civil society 

Parliament has approved the creation of a digital ID to certify the identity of users of internet services, but critics are challenging the decision. 

This content was published on September 23, 2019 5:34 PM