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Geneva launches free pre-dawn bus services to airport

Geneva launches free pre-dawn bus services to airport

From this Sunday on, travellers catching an early flight from Geneva will be able to take advantage of free bus services that will arrive at the airport before 4am.

VIDEO: How a bilingual school can prepare children for the future

VIDEO: How a bilingual school can prepare children for the future

There are many benefits of bilingualism for children, from having a longer attention span to being better at multitasking than monolinguals.

 
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Switzerland gets first-ever female defence minister

Switzerland gets first-ever female defence minister

But is the role a poisoned chalice for new federal councillor Viola Amherd?

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Five reasons to meet up in Geneva in 2019

Together is a powerful word. It’s one that - no matter what - evokes feelings of love and joy. Geneva, a Swiss gem at the gateway to the Alps, is the ideal place to get together in 2019, and this is why.

 
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What's on: English-speaking events in Switzerland in December

What's on: English-speaking events in Switzerland in December

From Christmas theatre shows to networking lunches and sake tasting, here are some of the English-speaking events on in Switzerland this month.

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Estonia: As Nordic as the Nordics?

Estonia: As Nordic as the Nordics?

Our geographically-savvy readers are probably already aware that Estonia is not part of the Nordics (yet). It is, however, very close to its Nordic neighbours, both physically and culturally.

 
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Swiss face deadline on EU ties

Swiss face deadline on EU ties

Switzerland faces a high-stakes decision on its future ties with the European Union.

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

QUIZ: Which influential Icelander are you?

Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.

 
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Here are the jobs that need filling in Switzerland

Here are the jobs that need filling in Switzerland

Swiss companies are in desperate need of highly-skilled workers across a range of sectors.

Here are the top Swiss words of the year for 2018

Here are the top Swiss words of the year for 2018

The verdict is in: here are the top Swiss words of the year from the German, French and Italian-speaking parts of the country. Read on to find out more.

Heiko Nieder and Marie Robert win Chef of the Year awards

Heiko Nieder and Marie Robert win Chef of the Year awards

Zurich-based chef Heiko Nieder has been named Gault & Millau’s male ‘Chef of the Year'.

Swiss "Woman's Bible" offers feminist theology for #metoo moment

Swiss "Woman's Bible" offers feminist theology for #metoo moment

Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft "A Women's Bible".

Switzerland delays decision on EU ties with public consultation

Switzerland delays decision on EU ties with public consultation

Switzerland on Friday shrugged off a deadline set by the European Union to agree on future ties, despite Brussels taking a hard line on economic links unless Bern agrees to key demands.

Swiss Post to use drones for lab sample deliveries in Zurich

Swiss Post to use drones for lab sample deliveries in Zurich

The drone deliveries will be twice as fast as road transportation, cutting waiting times for patients and doctors alike.

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EU vote could play havoc with Danish rules on unemployment benefits

EU vote could play havoc with Danish rules on unemployment benefits

A vote taken by the European Union’s parliament on Tuesday may have consequences for Denmark’s social welfare model.

 

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ILO postpones decision on cutting ties to tobacco industry again

ILO postpones decision on cutting ties to tobacco industry again

The UN labour organisation indicated it would not renew controversial funding from tobacco companies for expiring charitable programmes, but refrained cutting ties to the tobacco industry altogether.