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Immigrants in Switzerland are well integrated, says OECD

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON Immigrants in Switzerland are well integrated, says OECD JUL 2, 2015 – 19:22 Education success in Switzerland was a weak point for immigrants, the OECD found (Keystone) Immigrants…

Switzerland: Temporary Residence: Limbo status for migrants creates problems

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE Limbo status for migrants creates problems By Stefania Summermatter swissinfo.ch JUN 29, 2015 – 11:00 In late May there were over 31,000 people registered with an ‘F’ permit (Keystone) “Temporary…

DEMOGRAPHIC TREND Migrants tipped to drive Swiss population boost

JUN 22, 2015 – swissinfo.ch Foreign immigrants are expected to account for more than 80% of Switzerland’s population increase in the next 30 years, according to projections from the Federal…

Humanitarian Aid: Swiss Solidarity distributes CHF 46 million

HUMANITARIAN AID Swiss Solidarity distributes CHF46 million JUN 17, 2015 – 14:54 Swiss Solidarity has helped Syrian refugees, such as these camping near the Turkish border. (Keystone) Charity Swiss Solidarity…

SANCTIONS: Switzerland bans shipping of war materiel to Yemen

  JUN 12, 2015 – 17:15     SWISSINFO.CH The Swiss cabinet announced on Friday that it has added arms and other war materiel to the sanctions it has imposed…

DIGITAL SENIORS: Offline seniors risk social isolation

DIGITAL SENIORS Offline seniors risk social isolation By Isobel Leybold-Johnson, Zurich     swissinfo.ch JUN 8, 2015 – 11:00 Some seniors take courses to fill gaps in their online and…

Swiss arrest of former Bosnian military commander criticised

‘IMPROPER PROCEDURE’ Swiss arrest of former Bosnian military commander criticised JUN 12, 2015 – 20:15 On Friday several hundred war veterans in Bosnia protested Wednesday’s arrest of Naser Oric in…

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Programme targets refugees living on Swiss soil only

JUN 8, 2015 – 15:47 The goal of the programme is to help refugees living in Switzerland to find farm work. (Keystone) A statement from the Swiss Farmer’s Union (USP)…

HAVING A SAY: Can – and should – immigrants participate in Swiss politics?

By Jeannie Wurz JUN 4, 2015 – 17:00 Bern city parliament is debating a motion on allowing the capital’s 33,000 non-Swiss residents to submit political motions (Keystone) The number of foreign…

Deputy FM instructs Israeli embassy in Switzerland to stop ‘Breaking the Silence’ exhibit

The leftist group is scheduled to hold an exhibition in Zurich in June, which will include testimonies by IDF soldiers on alleged human rights violations. By Barak Ravid | Jun.…

BREAKING NEWS: Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president amid bribery scandal

Sepp Blatter has announced his intention to stand down as FIFA president Says ‘extraordinary congress’ will be called to elect a his successor Timetable has not been set but will…

Switzerland: JIHADISTS: More entry bans imposed against radicalisation

JIHADISTS More entry bans imposed against radicalisation By swissinfo.ch and agencies MAY 31, 2015 – 14:43 Switzerland has imposed more entry bans on radicalised non-Swiss citizens (Keystone) The Swiss government…

Asylum in Switzerland

  MAY 28, 2015 – 11:39 A refugee doing agricultural work in Basel (Keystone) Church charity Caritas is calling for a new protective status for people who do not receive…

Sport: Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA president

SPORT Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA president Decision to seek fifth term confirmed along with admission of “unprecedented” times for world football’s governing body. 28 May 2015 17:29…

Switzerland: Farmers ready to employ refugees as farmhands

WORK SCHEME Farmers ready to employ refugees as farmhands By Anand Chandrasekhar MAY 20, 2015 – 15:05 Refugees often find it tough to enter the Swiss workforce (SBV/USP) A three-year…

Zurich set to host new federal asylum centre

FAST-TRACK PROCESS Zurich set to host new federal asylum centre MAY 26, 2015 – 11:50 The Duttweiler Areal, as seen in 2013, site of the proposed new fast-track centre (Keystone)…

Switzerland good first refuge for asylum seekers

SAFE HAVEN Switzerland good first refuge for asylum seekers    MAY 17, 2015 – 12:24 The majority of asylum seekers allowed into Switzerland last year did not qualify for refugee…

‘Outward looking’ universities boost Swiss ranking

UNIVERSITAS 21 STUDY ‘Outward looking’ universities boost Swiss ranking By Isobel Leybold-Johnson            swissinfo.ch MAY 21, 2015 – 01:00 Looking forwards: students in Switzerland get a…

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