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New measures mooted Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

Transport Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has announced measures to speed up a shift of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.

This content was published on May 18, 2019 4:02 PM

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Labour market Unions urge equal rights for temporary workers

Swiss trade unions have called for restrictions on temporary work and measures to improve labour conditions for employees hired for a limited period.

This content was published on May 13, 2019 2:42 PM

fact check Do tightened gun laws lead to greater security?

Closing loopholes in the existing gun law will further protect citizens, says the Swiss government. Opponents who disagree may be on to something.

Data protection Controversial Tesla police car fleet ready for patrol duty

The police force of the Swiss canton of Basel City will be putting two of its new Tesla electric cars on patrol from this weekend.

This content was published on April 26, 2019 2:45 PM

Opinion New gun law stands for ‘more safety and prosperity’

Failure to accept tighter gun control rules could spell the end of Switzerland’s participation in the European security system, warns Pascal Vuichard.

Opinion Reject the de facto ‘disarming’ of Swiss gun owners

The reform of Swiss gun law implementing EU rules on gun control rules go against the Swiss constitution and the public opinion, says Luca Filippini.

Wrong statistics Historic verdict could force Swiss re-vote on family tax breaks

The Supreme Court has annulled the result of a controversial vote about tax breaks for families – a first in the history of Swiss direct democracy.

This content was published on April 10, 2019 3:23 PM

Hard times Political hurdles risk undermining Swiss aid groups

Development aid organisations in Switzerland say they face increasing financial and political pressure to fund their activities.

This content was published on March 27, 2019 10:54 AM

#WeAreSwissAbroad Swiss abroad clubs, we want to meet you!

swissinfo.ch will visit six Swiss Abroad clubs ahead of October's parliamentary elections. Should we come to you?

Notional rental value Home owners and tenants wary of reform plans

A new attempt is underway in Switzerland to do away with tax breaks for home owners who live in their own property.

Universal verifiability Hackers uncover ‘significant’ flaw in Swiss Post e-voting

Hackers reported a major bug in the new Swiss Post’s e-voting system as part of a public intrusion test. Swiss Post has resolved the issue.

This content was published on March 12, 2019 2:03 PM