The Swiss government outlined on Wednesday how it will disburse the first tranche of a planned 2.0 billion francs in aid for the economy in order to offset the impact of a strong local currency.
Swiss political parties and labour organisations remain divided over whether or not to ratify an International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention that offers more comprehensive maternity leave protection for working mothers.
Switzerland's largest political party, the far-right SVP, has sparked fresh debate with a series of newspaper ads highlighting recent attacks committed by members of the country's extensive Kosovar community.
Air France-KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa are the safest airlines in Europe, according to a study ranking the "ten safest airlines" by the independent Switzerland-based Air Transport Rating Agency (ATRA).
Switzerland's crime rate is rising and reaching levels above the European average, said a study released on Tuesday.