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Swiss remain the 'richest' in the world... but it's not all good news
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Swiss remain the 'richest' in the world... but it's not all good news

Residents of Switzerland remain on average the richest in the world, a new study has shown. Here's why.

How this expat family navigated Switzerland’s health insurance ‘minefield’

How this expat family navigated Switzerland’s health insurance ‘minefield’

Moving to a new country can be challenging, even for seasoned expats. Throw relocating with a family and Switzerland’s notorious health insurance jungle into the mix and even thinking about the move can leave you feeling exhausted.

 
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Record number of women elected to Swiss parliament

Record number of women elected to Swiss parliament

Marked by the unprecedented win for the Green Party, Sunday’s election was also historic for women candidates.

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s
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Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s

Whether you're "settled down" or still figuring out what you want to do with your life, these distinctly German words shed some light on life in your 30s.

Three things to know about Switzerland's protected 'blood tongue sausage'

Three things to know about Switzerland's protected 'blood tongue sausage'

The Berner Zungenwurst - or ‘blood tongue sausage’ - a traditional delicacy from Bern, is the latest Swiss dish to achieve EU protected status.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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Councillors, advocates criticise Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

Councillors, advocates criticise Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

Councillors from the city of Basel, as well as representatives from the National Council, have spoken out against the Federal Council for its refusal to put in place laws that would restrict ‘gay conversion therapy’.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Nine surprising Swiss German words you need to know
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Nine surprising Swiss German words you need to know

From Büezer to Bünzli, here are nine Swiss German words that speak volumes about a truly unique part of the world.

Swiss public warned as supermarket chain Migros recalls contaminated cheese

Swiss public warned as supermarket chain Migros recalls contaminated cheese

Switzerland’s’s largest supermarket chain, Migros, has withdrawn its “Gorgonzola e Mascarpone” cheese mix from sale because it was found to be contaminated and unsafe for consumption.

Why is Basel's EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Why is Basel's EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Basel EuroAirport is a constant topic of discussion, with many wondering why the airport has been evacuated several times in the past months.

From climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections
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From climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections

The Swiss federal elections are set to take place on October 20th. We've highlighted the policies and positions of the main political parties on areas that matter to foreign citizens living in Switzerland.

EXPLAINED: Why the Swiss might have the best form of governance

EXPLAINED: Why the Swiss might have the best form of governance

As the country of 8.5 million people holds national elections on Sunday, here is an overview of how governance works in the wealthy Alpine nation.

Exoplanets and alien life: What you need to know about Switzerland’s Nobel Prize win

Exoplanets and alien life: What you need to know about Switzerland’s Nobel Prize win

This year's Nobel Prize for Physics honoured Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Swiss astronomers who proved the existence of a planet orbiting a star far beyond the Earth's solar system.

Zurich tourism boss calls for shops to be open on Sunday

Zurich tourism boss calls for shops to be open on Sunday

Zurich's tourism director has called for the city’s shops to be allowed to open on Sunday but one union boss says the idea is a "declaration of war".

One percent of Germans 'own 30 percent of country's wealth', new study reveals

One percent of Germans 'own 30 percent of country's wealth', new study reveals

A new global wealth report has highlighted stark inequalities in Germany – and revealed the number of millionaires.

 

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MPs call on Switzerland to accept asylum seekers rescued in Med

MPs call on Switzerland to accept asylum seekers rescued in Med

A cross-party group of Swiss politicians is calling for Switzerland to open its doors to asylum seekers who have been rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.