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Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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Climate change set to cost Switzerland 'CHF1 billion per year'

Climate change set to cost Switzerland 'CHF1 billion per year'

The ‘astronomical’ financial impact of climate change on Swiss infrastructure has been revealed in a new study.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s
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Nine German words that perfectly sum up being in your 30s

Whether you're "settled down" or still figuring out what you want to do with your life, these distinctly German words shed some light on life in your 30s.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Three things to know about Switzerland's protected 'blood tongue sausage'

Three things to know about Switzerland's protected 'blood tongue sausage'

The Berner Zungenwurst - or ‘blood tongue sausage’ - a traditional delicacy from Bern, is the latest Swiss dish to achieve EU protected status.

How this expat family navigated Switzerland’s health insurance ‘minefield’

How this expat family navigated Switzerland’s health insurance ‘minefield’

Moving to a new country can be challenging, even for seasoned expats. Throw relocating with a family and Switzerland’s notorious health insurance jungle into the mix and even thinking about the move can leave you feeling exhausted.

 
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Councillors, advocates criticise Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

Councillors, advocates criticise Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

Councillors from the city of Basel, as well as representatives from the National Council, have spoken out against the Federal Council for its refusal to put in place laws that would restrict ‘gay conversion therapy’.

French Word of the Day: alors

French Word of the Day: alors

Stumped by what this extremely common French word actually means? Et alors? -- Now you've got the perfect opportunity to find out.

Meet the British brewer selling English-style beers to the Swiss

Meet the British brewer selling English-style beers to the Swiss

What do you do if you move abroad and can’t find your favourite beers in your local supermarket? Brew some yourself, of course. And that’s how British entrepreneur Tim Sutton found himself bringing a little taste of England to the Swiss.

Why is Basel's EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Why is Basel's EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Basel EuroAirport is a constant topic of discussion, with many wondering why the airport has been evacuated several times in the past months.

'Visionary' Swiss–American photographer Robert Frank dies aged 94

'Visionary' Swiss–American photographer Robert Frank dies aged 94

Robert Frank, a trailblazing documentary photographer whose raw, piercing aesthetic placed him among the 20th century's greats, has died, according to his gallery. He was 94 years old.

Why the Swiss voting system means tens of thousands of votes could be wasted
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Why the Swiss voting system means tens of thousands of votes could be wasted

Critics argue that the Swiss proportional election system unfairly favours major parties and results in tens of thousands of votes being lost.

Exoplanets and alien life: What you need to know about Switzerland’s Nobel Prize win

Exoplanets and alien life: What you need to know about Switzerland’s Nobel Prize win

This year's Nobel Prize for Physics honoured Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Swiss astronomers who proved the existence of a planet orbiting a star far beyond the Earth's solar system.

Zurich tourism boss calls for shops to be open on Sunday

Zurich tourism boss calls for shops to be open on Sunday

Zurich's tourism director has called for the city’s shops to be allowed to open on Sunday but one union boss says the idea is a "declaration of war".

'Nobody is above the law': Spanish PM calls for 'new chapter' in Catalonia based on dialogue

'Nobody is above the law': Spanish PM calls for 'new chapter' in Catalonia based on dialogue

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday it was time to "turn the page" in relations with Catalonia following the sentencing of 12 of its leaders over their role in a failed 2017 independence bid.

 

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Neighbouring regions back Switzerland in row with EU over draft bilateral deal
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Neighbouring regions back Switzerland in row with EU over draft bilateral deal

In a rare show of support for Switzerland, regional leaders in Austria, France, Germany and Italy have called on Brussels to give the Swiss government time to drum up support for a draft deal on the future of Swiss–EU bilateral relations.