‘Deviance and morality’: The history of the same-sex marriage movement in Switzerland

‘Deviance and morality’: The history of the same-sex marriage movement in Switzerland

While apartment-hunting with his partner 30 years ago, Thierry Delessert was repeatedly asked whether they were cousins, or gay. He knew the latter answer would automatically see their application thrown out.

Swiss daily dilemmas: Can I flush my toilet at night?

Swiss daily dilemmas: Can I flush my toilet at night?

Throwing sausages and smoking children: Switzerland’s five weirdest festivals
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Throwing sausages and smoking children: Switzerland’s five weirdest festivals

Property in Switzerland roundup: How will the Chinese real estate shock affect the Swiss market?
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Property in Switzerland roundup: How will the Chinese real estate shock affect the Swiss market?

Reader question: Can I convert my foreign vaccination pass into a Swiss Covid certificate?
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Reader question: Can I convert my foreign vaccination pass into a Swiss Covid certificate?

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

Five factors that will shape your life in Europe in the 2020s

From the pandemic to political shocks, we've come to expect the unexpected. But what are the big trends that will shape your quality of life and your career in Europe this decade? We take a look with some help from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Switzerland: Why Europe’s mountain crossroads leads the world in innovation

Switzerland: Why Europe’s mountain crossroads leads the world in innovation

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International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

International careers: top tips for improving your communication skills

Ever found pursuing an international career creates certain challenges when it comes to communication – or, should we say, miscommunication? Two experts at the University of Cambridge guide you through how to become a better communicator and avoid the pitfalls of international workplaces.

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EXPLAINED: How to get vaccinated in your Swiss canton
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EXPLAINED: How to get vaccinated in your Swiss canton

Whether or not you are a member of a coronavirus ‘risk group’, here’s how you ensure access to the coronavirus vaccine in Switzerland.

Swiss hospitals: Sharp increase in the number of Covid patients in intensive care

Swiss hospitals: Sharp increase in the number of Covid patients in intensive care

From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local
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From ‘natel’ to ‘ça joue’: The Swiss French words which help you sound like a local

From “schmolitz” to “panosse”, some words and phrases common in the French-speaking part of Switzerland are different from their equivalents used in France. Here is the vernacular you should master if you live in Suisse Romandie.

Have your say: What are the most important Swiss French words to know?
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Have your say: What are the most important Swiss French words to know?

From Les Arses to Poo-ee: 11 weird and wonderful Swiss place names
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From Les Arses to Poo-ee: 11 weird and wonderful Swiss place names

To anglophones, these may not sound like the most attractive places in Switzerland. But delve beyond the name and you’ll discover there are plenty of reasons to visit.

Life on the Röstigraben: Five reasons to visit Biel/Bienne this summer

Life on the Röstigraben: Five reasons to visit Biel/Bienne this summer

Austria extends validity of vaccines for Covid-19 green pass

Austria extends validity of vaccines for Covid-19 green pass

In Austria, the Covid-19 vaccine has a validity period. What does this mean for the Green Pass and for people that were vaccinated earlier in the year?

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Danish ferry departures cancelled amid stormy weather

Danish ferry departures cancelled amid stormy weather

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Throwing sausages and smoking children: Switzerland’s five weirdest festivals
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Throwing sausages and smoking children: Switzerland’s five weirdest festivals

Artisan ales: How France became a nation of beer lovers

Artisan ales: How France became a nation of beer lovers

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