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Swiss MPs vote for eco-friendly flight tax

Swiss MPs vote for eco-friendly flight tax

Switzerland has just got one step closer to having a special green tax levied on flights.

How to find the best rate when sending money abroad

How to find the best rate when sending money abroad

The Local spoke to the co-founders of Monito, a money transfer comparison site that helps you find the best exchange rate on international money transfers.

 
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Proxy not postal: Brits in Europe urged to register to vote ahead of likely 'Brexit election'

Proxy not postal: Brits in Europe urged to register to vote ahead of likely 'Brexit election'

With a UK general election looking increasingly likely, Brits in the EU are being urged to register to vote. Here are your options for voting from overseas.

Ten strange Swiss road signs you need to know about

Ten strange Swiss road signs you need to know about

Switzerland is a unique country and has some one-of-a-kind road signs to match. Here we take a look at some of the more unusual examples.

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Your views: 'No Sunday shopping is one of the best things about Zurich'

Your views: 'No Sunday shopping is one of the best things about Zurich'

A recent article about the possibility of more Sunday shopping in Zurich sparked plenty of debate among readers of The Local. Here’s what you had to say.

Explained: Why the Swiss are worried about 'parent taxis'

Explained: Why the Swiss are worried about 'parent taxis'

The recent publication of a new report on how children in Switzerland travel to school has seen the topic of 'parent taxis' reemerge. Here’s what you need to know.

Meet the British brewer selling English-style beers to the Swiss

Meet the British brewer selling English-style beers to the Swiss

What do you do if you move abroad and can’t find your favourite beers in your local supermarket? Brew some yourself, of course. And that’s how British entrepreneur Tim Sutton found himself bringing a little taste of England to the Swiss.

Five fantastic things to do in Switzerland this weekend

Five fantastic things to do in Switzerland this weekend

From a yoga festival in Geneva to a chance to ride up a Swiss mountain pass which has been closed to traffic, here are some great ideas for how to make the most of a late summer weekend in Switzerland.

'Visionary' Swiss–American photographer Robert Frank dies aged 94

'Visionary' Swiss–American photographer Robert Frank dies aged 94

Robert Frank, a trailblazing documentary photographer whose raw, piercing aesthetic placed him among the 20th century's greats, has died, according to his gallery. He was 94 years old.

New right-wing immigration proposal 'would lead to Swiss Brexit'
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New right-wing immigration proposal 'would lead to Swiss Brexit'

Swiss MPs on Monday debated a popular initiative to scrap the Swiss-EU freedom of movement treaty, with opponents arguing the plans would lead to Switzerland's own version of Brexit.

Around 170,000 people exposed to 'contaminated' drinking water in Switzerland

Around 170,000 people exposed to 'contaminated' drinking water in Switzerland

While Swiss drinking water is generally of high quality, supply to around 2.7 percent of the population does not meet current environmental standards, a new study has found.

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".

Rome residents tape bins shut in protest over rubbish crisis

Rome residents tape bins shut in protest over rubbish crisis

As Rome's residents return to the city after the summer holidays, so too has the city's chronic problem with rubbish.

 

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Neighbouring regions back Switzerland in row with EU over draft bilateral deal
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Neighbouring regions back Switzerland in row with EU over draft bilateral deal

In a rare show of support for Switzerland, regional leaders in Austria, France, Germany and Italy have called on Brussels to give the Swiss government time to drum up support for a draft deal on the future of Swiss–EU bilateral relations.