EXPLAINED: What’s at stake at this weekend’s referendum in Switzerland?

EXPLAINED: What’s at stake at this weekend’s referendum in Switzerland?

On Sunday, June 13th, the Swiss will have to weigh in on two initiatives and three referendums. From coronavirus lockdowns to terrorism, here are the issues at stake.

Switzerland’s new ‘Guantanamo-style’ terrorism law draws international criticism

Switzerland’s new ‘Guantanamo-style’ terrorism law draws international criticism

Swiss stabbing suspect ‘linked to jihadism inquiry’

Swiss stabbing suspect ‘linked to jihadism inquiry’

Swiss police investigate ‘terrorist motives’ after shopping centre stabbing

Swiss police investigate ‘terrorist motives’ after shopping centre stabbing

Swiss politicians call for relaxation of gun laws after Austrian terrorist attack

Swiss politicians call for relaxation of gun laws after Austrian terrorist attack

Swiss suspects in Vienna attack ‘already faced terror charges’

Swiss suspects in Vienna attack ‘already faced terror charges’

Two arrested in Switzerland over Vienna attack

Two arrested in Switzerland over Vienna attack

How Switzerland thwarted a planned terror attack near Geneva international airport

How Switzerland thwarted a planned terror attack near Geneva international airport

Swiss police target Islamist extremists in raids across the country

Swiss police target Islamist extremists in raids across the country

Swiss military to launch major counter-terrorism exercise in and around Geneva

Swiss military to launch major counter-terrorism exercise in and around Geneva

Swiss parliament to boost security with anti-terrorism bollards

Swiss parliament to boost security with anti-terrorism bollards

Swiss man arrested as Italian police seize ‘combat ready’ missile during anti-terror raids

Swiss man arrested as Italian police seize ‘combat ready’ missile during anti-terror raids

Young, urban, on benefits: a snapshot of Swiss jihadists

Young, urban, on benefits: a snapshot of Swiss jihadists

Here’s what we know about Switzerland’s jihadists

Here’s what we know about Switzerland’s jihadists

Concern as Swiss parliament backs plan to deport terrorists

Concern as Swiss parliament backs plan to deport terrorists

Switzerland wants to strip ISIS fighter of passport

Switzerland wants to strip ISIS fighter of passport

Swiss suspect in murder of Scandinavian hikers ‘had psychiatric problems’

Swiss suspect in murder of Scandinavian hikers ‘had psychiatric problems’

Syria-bound Swiss man held in Bulgaria on terror charges

Syria-bound Swiss man held in Bulgaria on terror charges

Top Swiss court upholds jail term for Isis supporter

Top Swiss court upholds jail term for Isis supporter

One Swiss cyclist killed and one hospitalized in Tajikistan attack

One Swiss cyclist killed and one hospitalized in Tajikistan attack

Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

Switzerland launches anti-terror action plan

Switzerland launches anti-terror action plan

Court remands seven in custody in French-Swiss terror probe

Court remands seven in custody in French-Swiss terror probe

Vaud politicians call for ‘anti-radicalization hotline’

Vaud politicians call for ‘anti-radicalization hotline’

Concrete blocks aim to protect Geneva festival

Concrete blocks aim to protect Geneva festival

Survey: Swiss fear for safety since July terror attacks

Survey: Swiss fear for safety since July terror attacks

Yverdon pays tribute to mother and child killed in Nice

Yverdon pays tribute to mother and child killed in Nice

Swiss ‘unprepared’ for potential terror attack

Swiss ‘unprepared’ for potential terror attack

Swiss woman among victims of Nice attack

Swiss woman among victims of Nice attack

Swiss president condemns ‘unacceptable’ Nice attack

Swiss president condemns ‘unacceptable’ Nice attack

Switzerland eyes travel ban for jihad suspects

Switzerland eyes travel ban for jihad suspects

Key Isis suspect arrested in eastern Switzerland

Key Isis suspect arrested in eastern Switzerland

Switzerland snubs plans to strip terrorists of nationality

Switzerland snubs plans to strip terrorists of nationality

Minister defends tougher surveillance measures

Minister defends tougher surveillance measures

Swiss step up terrorist investigations

Swiss step up terrorist investigations

Switzerland condemns Brussels attacks

Switzerland condemns Brussels attacks

Bern backs harsher sentence for homegrown terrorists

Bern backs harsher sentence for homegrown terrorists

Suspected jihadists hauled up before court

Suspected jihadists hauled up before court

New European police centre to fight terrorism

New European police centre to fight terrorism

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French anti-terror steps curb key freedoms: UN

Geneva airport revokes workers’ security passes

Geneva airport revokes workers’ security passes

Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

Switzerland to probe leading Swiss Muslim

Switzerland boosts counter-terrorism forces

Switzerland boosts counter-terrorism forces

Geneva: two Syrians held over ‘explosives plot’

Geneva: two Syrians held over ‘explosives plot’

Americans in Switzerland advised to be ‘vigilant’

Americans in Switzerland advised to be ‘vigilant’

Bern officials launch Geneva terror probe

Bern officials launch Geneva terror probe

Geneva police hunt for jihadist terror suspects

Geneva police hunt for jihadist terror suspects

Swiss woman injured in Paris is flown home

Swiss woman injured in Paris is flown home

Swiss right calls for army to reinforce borders

Swiss right calls for army to reinforce borders

Swiss hold minute’s silence for Paris victims

Swiss hold minute’s silence for Paris victims

Swiss step up security after Paris attacks

Swiss step up security after Paris attacks

Swiss sign up to stop travel for terrorism

Swiss sign up to stop travel for terrorism

Swiss profs trained to spot potential jihadists

Swiss profs trained to spot potential jihadists

Isis video encourages Swiss terror attacks

Isis video encourages Swiss terror attacks

Swiss have to wait for latest Charlie Hebdo

Swiss have to wait for latest Charlie Hebdo

Fifa’s Blatter pays tribute to French terror victims

Fifa’s Blatter pays tribute to French terror victims

Swiss dailies condemn Paris terror attack

Swiss dailies condemn Paris terror attack

Charlie Hebdo killings spark Swiss rallies

Charlie Hebdo killings spark Swiss rallies

Bern issues condolences over Paris terrorist attack

Bern issues condolences over Paris terrorist attack

Swiss man arrested in India over Maoist links

Swiss man arrested in India over Maoist links

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Kurdish brothers charged with ‘terror’ ties

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Swiss hostage in Yemen makes new video appeal

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Eco-activists found guilty of planning IBM attack

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Bomb explodes at Swiss nuclear office

Media welcome bin Laden killing

Media welcome bin Laden killing

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Defense Minister: Swiss training in militant camps

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Breivik proposed terrorist attack on Switzerland

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Pakistan Taliban say they have Swiss hostages

US threatens Swiss with return to visas: report

US threatens Swiss with return to visas: report