Foreigners could get right to vote in Vaud

Foreigners could get right to vote in Vaud

Voters in Canton Vaud in western Switzerland will decide next week whether or not foreigners can vote on a cantonal level and if they can be elected to political office. If the result is a ’Yes’, it will be a first for Switzerland.

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10,000 Swiss bank jobs at risk: expert

The 900 job cuts recently announced at UBS and Credit Suisse could be just the beginning as Switzerland’s banks face massive belt-tightening across the board, a prominent Swiss banker says.

 

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‘Speed up asylum procedures’: Minister

Switzerland's asylum procedure, which can take years, should be "drastically" speeded up, Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga said in an interview published on Saturday.

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Weather breaks Swiss tightrope walker’s record streak

A Swiss tightrope walker who had set out to beat seven world records in a week was forced to turn around Sunday half-way over a lake due to bad weather.

Biggest Swiss party takes aim at immigration, EU

Biggest Swiss party takes aim at immigration, EU

Election candidates for the far-right Swiss People's Party, Switzerland's biggest, signed a "contract with the people" on Sunday promising to deport foreign criminals and halt "mass immigration".