Swiss Info

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:52:00 GMT
Swiss ambassador summoned over arrest of Iranian TV journalist
Switzerland's ambassador to Iran has been summoned in Tehran following the arrest in the US of a journalist working for Iranian state-run Press TV news channel. Switzerland has been representing US interests in Iran since 1980. American citizen and ...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:27:00 GMT
Record number of private jet flights predicted for WEF summit
A new record of close to 1,500 private jet flights are expected this week at airports around Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit. The figure was released on Monday by charter flight company Air Charter Service (ACS) that has been monitor...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:50:00 GMT
Swiss pay more welfare than big EU states
Social benefit payouts in Switzerland reached a record level in 2016, but actually the wealthy nation spends less of its GDP on welfare than other countries do. Switzerland is the frontrunner if the payouts are measured in Purchasing Power Standard ...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:18:00 GMT
Court dismisses Sikh’s racism complaint against newspaper
The Swiss Federal Court has dismissed a racial discrimination complaint filed by a man of the Sikh faith against a Swiss paper that reported on his practice of exploiting workers. In 2016, the German language tabloid Blick carried a series of seven...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:03:00 GMT
President praises Swiss values at WEF
Swiss President Ueli Maurer has opened the World Economic Forum (WEF) by praising “Swiss” values such as freedom, responsibility and direct democracy. “We reject diktats. The most commonly used word in our constitution is ‘freedom’ and we ...