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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:12:00 GMT
Eased citizenship for third-generation immigrants to begin mid-February
The Swiss government has announced that from February 15, young people in Switzerland who fulfil certain conditions will be eligible to apply for citizenship via a simplified procedure. The Federal Council announced the date on Wednesday, almost on...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:27:00 GMT
Swiss designer Christa de Carouge has died
Iconic Swiss fashion designer Christa de Carouge has died following a short illness, according to her staff. A colleague of de Carouge’s confirmed to the Swiss News Agency on Wednesday that the 81-year-old designer had passed away overnight. Best...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:45:00 GMT
Plans presented to improve Swiss road network
The government has outlined its proposals to improve Switzerland's national road network. By 2040 about a fifth of the network is forecast to be stretched beyond current capacity, which is why, according to Transport Minister Doris Leuthard, signif...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:23:00 GMT
Extreme weather closes Swiss roads and rail lines
High winds from the latest winter storm to hit Switzerland have knocked down trees and blocked roads and rail lines. The winds from storm "Evi" reached speeds of up to 163 kilometres per hour (101 miles per hour) in the high Alps. In the lowlands, ...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT
User guide for direct democracy undergoes revamp
The official booklet for Swiss citizens seeking information on forthcoming nationwide votes has been given a make-over, including more space for political committees presenting their cases. Critics challenging a government policy have regularly comp...

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