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Swiss billionaires

The richest people in Switzerland: How they became Swiss billionaires and m...


How did the richest people in Switzerland become Swiss billionaires and millionaires? We take a look at Switzerland's richest – and how they made their fortunes.

Moving to Switzerland from US

Moving to Switzerland from the US? A little unsolicited advice


Are you an American moving to Switzerland or Zurich? Expat blogger Kathy lists the things to think about before relocating to Switzerland from the USA.

tax evasion and tax avoidance

The grey area of 'legal' tax evasion and tax avoidance in Switzerland


Swiss tax advisors promote 'legal' ways to evade taxes in Switzerland, but how far should they go in helping clients with tax evasion and tax avoidance?

Switzerland millionaires

Swiss wealth: Seldom the result of hard work and innovation


Switzerland has the highest density of millionaires in the world. But this is not something to be proud of, says one Swiss sociologist.

Swiss reformation

How a couple of sausages triggered the Swiss Reformation


The less-known history of the Swiss Reformation: how did a roast and a few sausages become catalyst symbols in sparking the Swiss Reformation, or the 'Zwingli reformation'?

How to survive moving house in Switzerland


How do you find a dream apartment in Switzerland? What do you need to know to get a lease and avoid the biggest rental mistakes? A Russian journalist who survived the experience offers advice on navigating the challenges.

The Swiss century-old fight over Daylight Saving Time


Even Swiss cows have entered the debate over whether to keep daylight saving in Switzerland or abolish it, like in the past.

Swiss cartoon

How do you draw a country like Switzerland?


It is not easy to sum up a country with four linguistic regions in a Swiss cartoon and ensure it makes sense to an international readership in 10 languages. That was the task given to cartoonist Marina Lutz.

Happiest people in the world

What makes the Swiss the happiest people in the world?


Who are the happiest people in the world? The Swiss, it seems, when combining three leading global reports. But what makes the Swiss so happy?

History of Valentine's Day

The tragic, unromantic history of Valentine’s Day

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The true meaning of Valentine's Day takes a different light when you learn the history of Valentine's Day. Who was St Valentine anyhow? Here we look at Valentine's Day around the world.

America first Switzerland second

America first, Switzerland second: the hidden facts


Switzerland's Trump video swept the internet with its satirical view of why Switzerland should be number one – after America, of course. Just how true are the facts?

beautiful french words

18 beautiful French words that have no English equivalent


Everyone can find use for these beautiful French words, which perfectly explain those inexplicable emotions that no English word can't describe.

How to be Swiss

How Swiss are you? An Englishman's take on how to be Swiss


Just how Swiss are you? Do you laugh like a Swiss? British author Diccon Bewes explains the lowdown on how to be Swiss – and why he wants to be Swiss, too.

Swiss citizenship benefits

Swiss citizenship benefits in the Trump era


Steven Crump and his family have the opportunity to apply for Swiss citizenship – but, in deciding to do this, he wants to be clear he isn’t abandoning the US. It is possible to be both Swiss and American, he says.

New Year's resolution to be Swiss

New Year’s resolution: How to become more Swiss


Alexandra Dufresne moved with her family to Zurich from the United States only six months ago – but she already knows what she needs to better integrate into Swiss culture.

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