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Switzerland 'must make it easier' for refugees to go to university

Switzerland 'must make it easier' for refugees to go to university

The Swiss Students’ Union (VSS) is calling on the federal and cantonal authorities to change the rules to make it easier for refugees to access the Swiss university system.

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How CurrencyFair makes money transfers 'cheaper and more efficient'

How CurrencyFair makes money transfers 'cheaper and more efficient'

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia Torrecilla Cortes, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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The big freeze: Switzerland’s largest natural ice rink ready for skaters

The big freeze: Switzerland’s largest natural ice rink ready for skaters

The Lac de Joux, the largest lake in the Swiss Jura, is now open to ice skaters and walkers after frigid temperatures this week sufficiently froze its surface.

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5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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EU relations: Is Britain being braver than Switzerland?

EU relations: Is Britain being braver than Switzerland?

Theresa May's tough-talking is in stark contrast to Switzerland's recent decision on EU immigration.

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Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Think you’ve just spotted a potential treasure at an online auction site? Be sure to read this before you bid.

 
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Record deportation figures weren’t enough for Norway

Record deportation figures weren’t enough for Norway

More people than ever were kicked out of the country last year but the government still fell short of its goal.

 

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Becoming an expat: where to start

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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Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

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

New Swiss map shows no-fly zones for drones

New Swiss map shows no-fly zones for drones

The Swiss Federal Aviation Office (BAZL) has created a new interactive map to show drone operators where they may legally fly.

Richemont cuts jobs amid tough conditions

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.

What could Trump’s presidency mean for Switzerland?

What could Trump’s presidency mean for Switzerland?

As Donald Trump's inauguration day arrives, The Local looks at how his presence in the White House could affect Switzerland.

Swiss watchmakers optimistic two-year crisis is ending

Swiss watchmakers optimistic two-year crisis is ending

Luxury Swiss watchmakers are gathering this week at the industry's premier annual show in Geneva.

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Restarting of world’s oldest nuclear reactor delayed again

Restarting of world’s oldest nuclear reactor delayed again

Beznau I, the oldest nuclear reactor in the world, will not be restarted by the end of the year after Swiss inspectors called for further information from its operators.

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