Swiss Info

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 19:54:00 GMT
Parliament sets conditions on further EU payments
Switzerland should only make another billion-franc “cohesion” payment to the European Union if the EU doesn’t discriminate against Switzerland, parliament has agreed.  The House of Representatives on Monday approved the CHF1.3 billion ($1.3 b...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:26:00 GMT
Swiss to vote on animal experiment ban
Campaigners have filed 124,000 signatures from Swiss citizens in favour of a ban on animal and human experimentation. The initiative, presented in Bern on Monday, aims to ban all experiments on animals and people as well as the import of products fo...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:15:00 GMT
Government wants to privatise state-owned defence contractor
The Swiss Federal Council has decided that RUAG International, Switzerland’s state-owned arms manufacturer, should be developed into an aerospace technology group and fully privatised in the medium term.  The government has also approved unbundli...

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:58:00 GMT
Swiss sport minister condemns hooliganism
After a flood of flares forced the abrupt end of a weekend top league football match, Switzerland’s minister for sport wants the football community to get its act together. “These people are risking human lives with their flares,” Sport Minist...

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:00:00 GMT
French-speaking cantons penalised for ‘lax’ migrant policy
Switzerland’s central government cut some federal subsidies to four French-speaking cantons over their failure to send asylum seekers back to other European countries under the EU’s so-called “Dublin rules,” Le Matin Dimanche newspaper report...