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The new "Swiss Review" is out now

27 January 2023 - In this issue 1/23, we look at the Swiss solar energy sector who is now eyeing mountain pastures, how a murky body of water became probably the cleanest lake in Switzerland and at the 2023 elections and the parties focusing on the “Fifth Switzerland”.

Boosted by the war, the Swiss solar energy sector is now eyeing mountain pastures

27 January 2023 - In Switzerland, photovoltaic energy represents around 6% of electricity consumption. This is a rather mediocre figure by European standards. The war in Ukraine has delivered an electric shock. Solar projects are springing up everywhere, including in the Alps. But the controversy is growing.

All of a sudden, Lake Brienz was too clean for some

27 January 2023 - The largest mountain lake in Switzerland has seen some ups and downs. Back in 1980, it was “over fertilised” – too high in phosphates. Then, in the space of a few years, it became so clean and free of nutrients that the fish died of hunger. Since then, the lake’s ecosystem has stabilised, and the fish are doing better.

How the main political parties approach the “Fifth Switzerland”

27 January 2023 - In the run-up to the 2023 federal elections the biggest parties are reacting to the growing weight of the “Fifth Switzerland”. All now have either an international section or a network for supporters.

How the young Swiss Abroad experienced the New Year's ski camp 2022-2023

23 January 2023 - 26 young Swiss Abroad spent New Year in Grächen in the canton of Valais and discovered more than just the Swiss Alps.

Webinar on the topics of ‘Aging Abroad’ and OASI: The registration is open

16 January 2023 - On 9 February 2023, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad will be holding a webinar in collaboration with the FDFA, the Swiss Compensation Office and Soliswiss on the topics of aging abroad and OASI.

Election year 2023: Do the Swiss Abroad have enough power?

13 January 2023 - Our director Ariane Rustichelli talks to swissinfo.ch and with political experts about the political rights of the Fifth Switzerland and the situation in the election year 2023.

Youth offers 2023: Register now!

10 January 2023 - Registrations for our camps are open. Sports, leisure, Swiss culture and more: unforgettable holidays in Switzerland are guaranteed!

Get close to the Fifth Switzerland in the SwissCommunity Portrait of the Month

3 January 2023 - Personal Stories, brilliant ideas and future-oriented projects: In our Portrait of the Month January, Noel Frei from Ethiopia shares his story.

Order your desktop calender 2023

5 December 2022 - Looking at the coming new year, you have again the opportunity to recieve a free desktop calender by Switzerland Tourism and your Organisation of the Swiss Abroad SwissCommunity.
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New partnership between the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad and the Zürcher Kantonalbank

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad is pleased about its new partnership with the Zürcher Kantonalbank, which offers attractive banking conditions for Swiss Abroad.

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Webinar on the topics of ‘Aging Abroad’ and OASI: The registration is open

On 9 February 2023, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad will be holding a webinar in collaboration with the FDFA, the Swiss Compensation Office and Soliswiss on the topics of aging abroad and OASI.

Learn more

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Do the Swiss Abroad have enough power?

21. January 2023 - In election years the votes of Swiss who live abroad are highly sought after. However, their participation in Swiss politics is regularly criticised.…

Thank You!

31. December 2022 - 2022 was a colourful, challenging year for SWI swissinfo.ch. Here's a taste of some of the reports we produced, and products we launched. We want to…

Switzerland 2022 in 13 photos

30. December 2022 - Our look back at the year in Switzerland features everyday photos of a nation that, despite its reputation, can also be uninhibited and cheerful. …

New app strengthens Switzerland’s link with citizens abroad

07. December 2022 - The foreign ministry’s Consular Directorate has recently launched SwissInTouch – a new app for Swiss nationals living abroad. The app enables…

Two homelands: weaving relations between Switzerland and Brazil

04. December 2022 - Imagine crossing the Atlantic with no clear prospect of returning home soon. An exhibition in Basel evokes precisely this idea, telling the life of…

Swiss societies in California work to maintain cultural heritage

20. November 2022 - Swiss societies were once a central point of contact for new arrivals in a country. Today they thrive on a desire to maintain traditions. Diane Wagner…

‘I would love to meet the Swiss footballers’

19. November 2022 - What is it like to live in a country that has been hit by fierce criticism over its preparations for the football World Cup and where freedom of…

Swiss chef in Qatar: ‘A tsunami of people is coming our way’

12. November 2022 - The football World Cup kicks off in Qatar on November 20. What is life like as a Swiss person in a country that restricts freedom of expression and…

Swiss Abroad make seven political demands

07. November 2022 - The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) will submit seven demands to political parties and actors with the aim of making the voice of Swiss…

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