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SVP won’t call referendum on mass immigration initiative

The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) says it will not call on Swiss voters to decide on how its mass immigration initiative should be implemented.

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7 ways Comparis makes your Swiss Christmas shopping easier

Wondering how to find that perfect gift this holiday season – without breaking the bank or spending hours roaming through crowded shops? Find out more about a Swiss service that makes shopping a breeze.

 
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How to get a mortgage in Switzerland

Ready to buy? Here’s what you need to know as an expat about Swiss regulations, how to finance your purchase, and why you should use a broker.

 
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La Liste: Swiss restaurant remains among world's best

Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville at Crissier near Lausanne slipped slightly to fourth, after taking the top spot last year.

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Need to confess sins? New app in Spain finds nearest priest

Catholics seeking to confess their sins to a priest in Spain can now turn to a new app to find the nearest available cleric.

 

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Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Geneva airport workers ‘ready to strike’

Workers at Geneva airport could go on strike with only two hours advance warning after negotiations over pay with airport operator Swissport broke down.

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Three rental apartments in Vaud with pool and fitness centre are up for grabs at auction.

What could Trump’s election mean for Switzerland?

The Local looks at how Trump’s presence in the White House could affect Switzerland directly.

Richemont cuts jobs amid tough conditions

The Swiss luxury goods giant is to cut 210 jobs at its Piaget and Vacheron Constantin high-end watchmakers.

Heiress appeals against tax fraud sentence

The Switzerland-based heiress to the fortune of French couturier Nina Ricci has launched an appeal to avoid jail time.

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Swiss firm buys controversial Mars One project

A British-Dutch project aiming to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 announced Friday that the shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed a takeover bid.

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