Swiss Info

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:53:00 GMT
Switzerland: higher rate of domestic violence deaths
The number of women dying as a result of domestic violence is higher in Switzerland than in many other European countries, says Le Matin Dimanche, basing its report on Eurostat statistics. In 2017, there were 0.40 murders of women per 100,000 women,...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:45:00 GMT
Increase in train drivers missing red lights
Train drivers on average ran through almost one red light a day, according to statistics quoted in SonntagsZeitung. That’s a new record, the newspaper says. In 2018, train drivers missed red lights or other signals 363 times, according to Federal...

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:53:00 GMT
Media questions EFTA deal timing
“Playing with fire,” is the verdict of the Swiss press, in reaction to the free trade deal largely agreed between EFTA countries – among them Switzerland – and the Mercosur bloc, that includes Brazil. Questions have been raised over the timi...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:56:00 GMT
Swiss release more details over EFTA - Mercosur deal
Switzerland says EFTA countries have secured a deal “in substance” with the south American common market Mercosur. Around 95% of Swiss exports to the region will be exempt from tariffs. The deal, which still has to be ratified, was flagged u...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:57:00 GMT
Media’s coverage of women politicians ‘not sexist’
The Swiss media’s reporting of female politicians is surprisingly well balanced, a study has found. Hairstyles and looks - so often in the past a cause of comment - were rarely a target. Researchers at the University of Zurich under Lucas Leeman...