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War is greatest worry for the Swiss

Worry barometer War is greatest worry for the Swiss By swissinfo.ch and agencies Jul 31, 2015 – 09:58 War is the greatest worry for people in neutral Switzerland (Keystone) Almost…

Switzerland: Asylum requests increase by almost half

REFUGEES Asylum requests increase by almost half JUL 20, 2015 – 14:35 An end of the road for refugees? (Keystone) Requests for refugee status rose sharply in Switzerland during the…

BORDER CLOSURE: Bishop slams calls to shut refugees out

BORDER CLOSURE Bishop slams calls to shut refugees out JUL 26, 2015 – 13:19 Border guard at the border between Switzerland and Italy is about to check a group of…

Non-Swiss permanent residents close to two million

FOREIGN POPULATION Non-Swiss permanent residents close to two million JUL 23, 2015 – 19:22 The immigration dispute that sparked this 2014 demonstration is far from over (Keystone) Switzerland experienced a…

SHORTAGE OF ACCOMODATION: Asylum seekers to be put up in army tents

JUL 22, 2015 – 13:20 The Swiss army is coming to the aid of a canton struggling to accommodate asylum seekers by pitching tents for them to temporarily live in.…

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Banned Islamic kindergarten deemed too religious

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Banned Islamic kindergarten deemed too religious JUL 21, 2015 – swissinfo.ch A court has upheld a decision by the Canton Zurich authorities to deny an application to set…

Swiss investors welcome Iran nuclear deal

BUSINESS IS BREWING Swiss investors welcome Iran nuclear deal EMBED CODE   JUL 17, 2015 – 11:00 Swiss business leaders are waiting impatiently for trade to open up with Iran,…

Immigration: Majority of Swiss ready to welcome refugee centres

IMMIGRATION Majority of Swiss ready to welcome refugee centres By Anand Chandrasekhar    JUL 15, 2015 – 17:45 Over 60% of Swiss surveyed were ready to share an evening meal…

Twelve jihadists from Switzerland believed dead

  JIHAD FIGHTERS Twelve jihadists from Switzerland believed dead      JUL 17, 2015 – 15:22 One of the main destinations for jihadists from Switzerland is Syria (Keystone) A dozen…

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE The Swiss school as a multilingual playground

By Ariane Gigon, Kilchberg swissinfo.ch JUL 6, 2015 – 11:00 While the debate on language learning continues to provoke strong reactions in Switzerland, linguistic exchanges are on the rise, although…

Swiss return ancient cultural objects to Egypt

CULTURAL PROPERTY Swiss return ancient cultural objects to Egypt JUN 1, 2015 – 12:32 A selection of the 32 ancient artefacts recently returned to the Egyptian Embassy in Bern. (Federal…

Temperature record set in Geneva, Switzerland

HEAT WAVE Temperature record set in Geneva JUL 7, 2015 – 20:47 During a week-long heat wave, the thermometer in Geneva has hit 39.7 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature ever…

Refugees in Europe: ‘Sealing off Europe cannot be the right policy’

By Gaby Ochsenbein swissinfo.ch The European Union’s inability to agree on a plan to distribute refugees across its 28 countries according to a binding quota system shocked professor of migration…

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…

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