Swiss students will not return to Erasmus+ before 2021

Swiss students will not return to Erasmus+ before 2021

The Swiss cabinet wants to extend an interim solution for international student exchanges by two years when it expires at the end of 2017. But it has not ruled out eventual readmission to Erasmus+,...

Mishaps rise for Swiss-registered aircraft

A federal report shows that 2015 notched the highest number of accidents and serious incidents involving Swiss-registered aircraft in more than a decade. The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board’s annual report listed 75 “accidents and...
Swiss politician guilty of helping illegal immigrants

Swiss politician guilty of helping illegal immigrants

The public prosecutor of southern Swiss canton Ticino has found parliamentarian Lisa Bosia Mirra guilty of facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants into the country on multiple occasions. In a statement released on Thursday, the...
Swiss express solidarity with UK after London attack

Swiss express solidarity with UK after London attack

Efforts must continue in the fight against terrorism, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter said in an SMS to his British counterpart Boris Johnson following a suspected terrorist attack in central London on Saturday night....
The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths

On a recent hike in the Swiss Alps, this journalist was caught in a snowstorm. Inadequately dressed, the cold was beginning to bite. Then, through the clouds, I saw a mountain railway built in...
In the thrall of the mountain king

In the thrall of the mountain king

The Swiss loved their ibex to death – hunting them for their meat and horns, which people once believed had medicinal properties. Supposedly, horn powder could help conquer vertigo. The last Swiss ibex was shot...
Why do Swiss workers hardly ever go on strike?

Why do Swiss workers hardly ever go on strike?

No one downs tools less often than workers in Switzerland and Austria, according to an international comparison of strikes. Between 2006 and 2015, an average of only two work days were lost per 1,000 workers...
The Swiss postman may not always ring twice

The Swiss postman may not always ring twice

The Swiss Post should act in a socially responsible way when it comes to future closures of post offices, according to public oversight body PostCom which argues that profitability should not trump regional needs. The...
Credit Suisse and UBS Tell Wealthy Clients the Same: Buy Stocks

Credit Suisse and UBS Tell Wealthy Clients the Same: Buy Stocks

Credit Suisse Group AG and UBS Group AG have a message for their wealthy clients: it’s not too late to buy equities. Political risk is keeping many rich individuals on the sidelines of a rally...
Swiss Village Bans Photography As It’s Too Beautiful And Those Who Can’t Visit Will Be Sad! (Report)

Swiss Village Bans Photography As It’s Too Beautiful And Those Who Can’t Visit Will...

A Swiss village has banned tourists from taking pictures as they say the scenery is too beautiful for social media. Social media users have snapped back, with some saying the village should be relocated to...
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Swiss politician guilty of helping illegal immigrants

The public prosecutor of southern Swiss canton Ticino has found parliamentarian Lisa Bosia Mirra guilty of facilitating the entry of illegal immigrants into the...