Coalition seeks 24-year electricity freeze

Coalition seeks 24-year electricity freeze

A popular initiative launched this week aims to freeze Swiss electricity consumption at 2011 levels over the next 24 years in a bid to encourage power efficiency and cut waste.

Scrap TV licence but hike VAT: ‘Monsieur Prix’

Scrap TV licence but hike VAT: ‘Monsieur Prix’

Switzerland’s price regulator is proposing scrapping the country’s radio and TV licence fee by generating equivalent revenue from an increase in value-added tax (VAT).

Bolt and Rudisha head stellar Zurich field

Bolt and Rudisha head stellar Zurich field

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt and 800m world record-holder David Rudisha will headline a stellar track and field line-up at Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

Mister Switzerland accused of ‘buying’ title

Mister Switzerland accused of ‘buying’ title

A whiff of scandal is hanging over this year’s Mister Switzerland pageant with accusations flying that the winner, a pizza delivery business manager from the canton of Saint Gallen, “bought” votes that allowed him to win.