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Ticino tourist sector has 'real fears' over effect of burqa ban
Muslim campaigner Nora Illi has already been fined under the new law. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini

Another referendum result is having effects on the economy.

Refugee crisis
‘We must help more’ says mayor who refused refugees
Children at a refugee camp in Greece. Photo: Sakis Mitrolidis

Andreas Glarner, the mayor of a Swiss village that chose to pay a fine rather than accept its share of asylum seekers, visited refugees in Greece this week.

Court convicts virtual partner of ‘nude selfies’ mayor
Geri Müller found himself at the centre of GeriGate in 2014. Photo: Swiss federl assembly

A woman who received nude selfies from a serving mayor has been found guilty of five charges including attempted coercion and defamation.

Schulz: ‘Switzerland is important to the EU’
Martin Schulz favours a temporary agreement. Photo: Thierry Charlier/AFP

Switzerland and the EU should find a temporary agreement over immigration, says the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

Switzerland sets out law on expelling foreign criminals
File photo: Christoph G

The 2010 initiative to expel foreign criminals for serious crimes will come into effect this autumn.

Opinion
Brexit voters ‘misinformed’ on Swiss relations with EU
The Swiss president meets with European leaders on the first Gotthard train. Photo: Ruben Sprich/AFP

Leave campaigners calling for Britain to be like Switzerland did not truly understand Switzerland’s relationship with the EU, one commentator tells The Local.

Brexit
Swiss-EU talks ‘must’ resume this summer
Scheider-Ammann will seek talks with European Commission President Juncker. File photo: Emmanuel Dunand

Switzerland will insist it is heard in Brussels and not cast aside by last week’s Brexit vote, the Swiss president has said.

Brexit vote
Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?
George Cunningham warns that many Brits abroad will have missed the chance to vote.

Thousands of British voters abroad might find their vote in this week's crucial referendum is wasted, after many councils left sending out ballots until the last minute.

Brexit vote
VIDEO: Brits in Europe say why UK should stay
Photo: Jessica Jones/The Local

Why should Britain stay in the EU? Eight Brits living across Europe say why they think leaving would be a very bad idea.

Swiss parliament pays tribute to slain British MP
Floral tributes were laid in London's Parliament Square. Photo: AFP

The Swiss parliament held a minute’s silence on Friday for Jo Cox, the murdered British Labour MP.

Minister defends tougher surveillance measures
Guy Parmelin put the case for increased surveillance powers. Photo: SVP

Swiss Defence Minister Guy Parmelin says Switzerland is currently not adequately protected against terrorist threats.

Public 'snub' Swiss People’s Party over asylum
Asylum requests have fallen in recent months. File photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Switzerland’s largest party, the right-wing Swiss Peopl's Party (SVP), lost its campaign against asylum reform this weekend.

Swiss say 'no thanks' to basic income for all
No basic income for all, this time. Photo: AFP

The Swiss on Sunday flatly rejected a radical proposal to provide the entire population with a basic income.

Europe's leaders stress 'close ties' at Gotthard opening
French president Hollande spoke at the opening. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

President Francois Hollande voiced hope that Britons "will remember" their close ties to Europe when they vote in the Brexit referendum.

Brexit vote
Brits: don't let bumbling councils steal your vote
A pro-EU campaigner hands out leaflets in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

If you're a Brit anxious to have your say in the EU referendum, don't let bumbling bureaucrats deprive you of your rights, says Laura Shields.

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