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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.

Happy holidays and a good 2023!

23 December 2022 - The entire team of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad wishes you happy holidays and a happy and successful 2023.

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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The new "Swiss Review" is online

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”.

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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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