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A listicle of ideas how to spend surplus half billion

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

No new planes. No new anti-aircraft defence system. Money not spent on the latest technology could instead be used to create value in other sectors. Why not a crowd-pleasing changing-of-the-guard pageant?Thousands...

Minister calls on parliament to ‘stop playing games’

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Following Swiss voters’ rejection of higher pension payments, Interior Minister Alain Berset insists that the result doesn’t mean voters support raising the age of retirement. He also believes a failure...

EU warns Switzerland after region's vote on migrant curbs

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

The EU warned Switzerland on Monday over a vote by one of its cantons backing curbs on migrants, an issue being closely watched in London as a possible template for Brexit negotiations.A measure making...

Uproar in Italy after Swiss region vote to block foreign workers

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Italians were up in arms Monday after the southern Swiss canton of Ticino voted for a measure that would force employers to prioritise local residents over commuters living in Italy.The text, entitled...

Swiss financials find lucrative opportunities at home

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

When he scoured the world last year for countries Credit Suisse should prioritise, Tidjane Thiam, the Swiss bank’s new globetrotting chief executive, spotted one offering particularly lucrative opportunities...

Swiss blue chips: US staff favor Republicans

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

American employees of Swiss blue-chip businesses are betting the majority of their money on the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency and Republican business policies.Among the 20 major corporations that...

France asks Switzerland to hand over 45,000 UBS accounts: report

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

French tax authorities have asked Switzerland to hand over client information for some 45,000 bank accounts as part of a probe into alleged tax fraud, Le Parisien daily said Monday.Swiss banking giant...

Swiss voters back new surveillance law

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

Swiss voters approved a new surveillance law on Sunday, in a victory for the government which argued the security services needed enhanced powers in an increasingly volatile world. The proposed law won...

Ticino wants to protect residents on labour market

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

Voters in Ticino have approved a proposal to give residents in their canton priority on the labour market in an effort to curb the number of employees from neighbouring Italy.The initiative by the rightwing...

Swiss set to back new surveillance law

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

Swiss voters looked set to approve a new surveillance law on Sunday, in a victory for the government which argued the security services needed enhanced powers in an increasingly volatile world. Preliminary...

A Gruyère is the top Swiss cheese

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

A Gruyère cheese made high on an alp in the Vaud mountains has been named the best Swiss cheese of 2016.Cheesemaker Jean-Claude Pittet from Cottens was given the Swiss Cheese Award on Saturday evening,...

Swiss set to back new surveillance law

25 September 2016 | 0 comments

Privacy versus security: it's a tension confronting democracies the world over, with Swiss voters facing their own test on Sunday.Switzerland's security services currently have limited investigative powers...

Permission for secret service agents to hack computers

24 September 2016 | 0 comments

Voters look set to approve a law allowing the Swiss intelligence service to tap private emails and monitor other cyberspace activities to prevent terrorist attacks. Critics have warned of arbitrary surveillance,...

Russia appeals WTO ruling against its embargo of EU pork

23 September 2016 | 0 comments

Russia on Friday lodged an appeal against a ruling that its import ban on pork products from the European Union is illegitimate, the World Trade Organization said.The WTO ruling, handed down last month,...

Hackers leak Swiss athletes’ medical records

23 September 2016 | 0 comments

Confidential medical records of Swiss cyclists Fabian Cancellara and Nino Schurter, kept by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), were made public on Friday by a presumed Russian hacker group that goes...

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