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In spring 2020, democracy took a hit when health measures also meant the curtailing of political rights.
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Swiss emigrants and their families “build bridges and forge new paths”, says Ignazio Cassis in his August 1 speech.
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The general strike called in Olten in 1918 was like an earthquake for Swiss politics.
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Galina Timchenko, the Russian-Ukrainian editor-in-chief of meduza.io, still writes about what Russian media can no longer publish due to censorship.
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The latest in our 'Swiss democracy hotspots' series: Schaffhausen, a canton with an almost unbelievable voting record.
3 min
The Lucerne School of Art and Design has taken in 29 Ukrainian students – as exchange students rather than refugees.
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The first version of the Swiss constitution was a breakthrough on the road to democratisation. But it was far from perfect.
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Paolo Berizzi of La Repubblica newspaper has been under round-the-clock police protection for three years.
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Some 60% of Swiss voters have accepted a reform to the transplantation law aiming to boost organ donation rates.
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Canton Ticino is today a popular tourist destination. Back in July 1830 it was the scene of the first liberal revolution in Europe.
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Every four years voters in Switzerland elect politicians to represent them in the Swiss capital, Bern. This is how the Swiss parliament is structured.
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A documentary by Swiss public television, RTS, looks at how China has been infiltrating Switzerland and exerting its power on Swiss territory.
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A portrait of Patricia Danzi, the first female head of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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Neutral Switzerland followed the European Union (EU) on Monday in sanctioning Russia.
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The situation in Ukraine is coming to a dramatic head. What do Ukrainians in Switzerland think about it?
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On February 13, the Swiss will vote for the fourth time on whether to ban animal testing.
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The Swiss charity finances several local NGO projects focused on children's education in Senegal.
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Investigative journalist Marie Maurisse warns about attempts by the powerful to stop the publication of compromising information.
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A majority of Swiss voters have endorsed the government’s coronavirus policy in a controversial nationwide ballot.
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A law banning criticism of the monarchy is a major block to freedom of expression in Thailand, says journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk.
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