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Room with a view: stunning Swiss beauty spots to wake up in this summer

Room with a view: stunning Swiss beauty spots to wake up in this summer

As the weather improves and hiking season begins, it’s time to get out there and make the most of all the wonderful places to stay in the mountains.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Swiss president condemns ‘terrible attack’ in UK

Swiss president condemns ‘terrible attack’ in UK

Doris Leuthard has expressed her “heartfelt condolences” after the attack on a concert in Manchester that killed at least 22.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Ten ways to experience Switzerland like the Swiss

Ten ways to experience Switzerland like the Swiss

Author of a new book and former Swiss resident Chantal Panozzo reveals her tips for experiencing Switzerland like the locals do.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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French town clamps down on undeclared Swiss cross-border workers

French town clamps down on undeclared Swiss cross-border workers

The French commune of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois has started a new campaign to encourage unregistered cross-border workers – or frontaliers – to declare their status.

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Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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19 mildly interesting facts about Swiss wine

19 mildly interesting facts about Swiss wine

In ‘open cellars’ season, The Local raises a glass to the Swiss wine industry.

7 steps to becoming a programmer in Switzerland

7 steps to becoming a programmer in Switzerland

Want to become a programmer and always be in demand? The industry is growing but there's still a massive shortage. Here's how to do it.

 
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Nine surprising Swiss German words you need to know now

Nine surprising Swiss German words you need to know now

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

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What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Jura's separatist struggle: Why one Swiss village may vote to quit its canton

Jura's separatist struggle: Why one Swiss village may vote to quit its canton

On June 18th the people of Moutier will vote on whether to remain in the canton of Bern or leave it to join the canton of Jura instead. Here's why.

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Switzerland’s new high speed train unveiled

Switzerland’s new high speed train unveiled

A new high speed, large capacity electric train that will carry passengers through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel from 2019 was unveiled by manufacturer Stadler Rail on Thursday.

Swiss scientists help discover coral reef that could survive global warming

Swiss scientists help discover coral reef that could survive global warming

A coral reef in the Red Sea that can resist rising water temperatures could be the key to saving dying reefs in others parts of the world.

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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Swiss canton launches new local currency

Swiss canton launches new local currency

Going shopping in the Valais? From now on you can pay for purchases not only in Swiss francs but in farinets, the new ‘local currency’ of the canton.

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Italian steel magnate to end up behind bars

Italian steel magnate to end up behind bars

Italian businessman Adriano Riva, whose family owned the bankrupt Ilva steel firm, was handed a two-and-half-year term on Wednesday after transferring 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) siphoned off from the company.

 

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Switzerland imposes quotas on Romanians and Bulgarians

Switzerland imposes quotas on Romanians and Bulgarians

The Swiss government invokes its 'safeguard' clause with the EU to limit work permits issued to Romanian and Bulgarian citizens.

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