Swiss Info

Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:35:00 GMT
No Swiss candidate in the running for top OSCE posts
No Swiss name has been put forward for the four vacancies at the top of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the foreign ministry said on Saturday. The deadline for member states to nominate candidates was Friday midnight....

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:32:00 GMT
Swiss, Austrian leaders hail ‘crisis-proof cooperation’
Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga has praised the strong cooperation between Switzerland and neighbour Austria over these past coronavirus-hit months and has pressed for good relations to continue. She was speaking following talks with Austrian Ch...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:09:00 GMT
Argentina hack reveals data on thousands of Swiss travellers
Some 11,000 Swiss citizens have had their data illegally made public by Argentinian hackers after blackmail demands were not met. The hackers published passport data of tens of thousands of people worldwide. Swiss public broadcaster SRF reports that...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:30:00 GMT
Ex-diplomat warns Switzerland about UN Security Council bid
Switzerland would subject itself to unwelcome political pressure should it get a seat on the UN Security Council, says a former Swiss ambassador to the UN. Jenö Staehelin doubts the small alpine nation could resist overtures from superpower states. ...

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:01:17 GMT
Complaint filed against Syngenta over pesticide sales in India
Swiss NGO Public Eye has triggered an arbitration process seeking to stop sales of Syngenta’s Polo pesticide in India and to ensure affected farmers are compensated for lost income. The so-called “specific instance” was filed with the Swiss...