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competitive frontier Global economic competitiveness stumbles in face of technology transformation

A major update to the WEF's annual Global Competitiveness Index reveals the global economy is ill-prepared for rapid technological change.

War and revolution The road to proportional representation in Switzerland

Here's how, in 1918, Switzerland made the historic decision to move to a proportional representation system at national level.

FINMA breakthrough Crypto Fund wins first Swiss crypto asset management licence

The Swiss financial regulator has issued the country’s first cryptocurrency asset management licence.

IPCC report Next decade ‘will be decisive’ for climate crisis

Keeping the Earth’s temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius is “in principle possible”, says a Swiss scientist, but time's running out.

Rare breeds and plants How to farm unconventionally, with rare indigenous breeds

​​​​​​​Woolly Mangalica pig, Rhaetian Grey cattle, honey apple  – these are names you rarely hear these days.

Floods of 1868 The natural catastrophe that changed Switzerland

Exactly 150 years ago, Switzerland’s lakes and rivers broke their banks, flooding many parts of the country.