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Swiss Review
February 1/15

Battle over political direction

Editorial

Mailbag

Mailbag

Max Lobe | The language of joy

Books

Parliament, polarisation, political class and the popular vote

Politics

Modern, pluralistic democracy and its fundamental principle of popular sovereignty cannot be achieved without political parties or, to be more…

Calm, composed and undogmatic – Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga

Politics

Concert pianist Simonetta Sommaruga has been playing the political keyboard virtuoso for years. As President of the Swiss Confederation in 2015, the…

A brace of tax bills

Politics

Two tax bills will be put to the vote in a plebiscite on 8 March 2015. One popular initiative calls for tax relief for families with children while…

John Knittel | He turned the world into a stage for his novels

Literature series

The Swiss humour of Plonk et Replonk

Culture

OSA advice

SwissCommunity news

I would like to arrange for my second pillar vested pension benefits to be paid out. Is that possible if I live abroad ?

Grants for education and training in Switzerland

SwissCommunity news

The opportunity to undertake education or training in Switzerland is a very appealing prospect for many young Swiss Abroad. This is highlighted by the…

Easter in Switzerland

SwissCommunity news

The snow sports week in Davos is just one of many programmes organised for young people by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). New offers are…

Summer camps for 8 to 14-year-olds

SwissCommunity news

Are you between 8 and 14 years of age? Would you like to spend 14 days in Switzerland getting to know your homeland better? Then sign up for a holiday…

Information on the right to participate in votes and elections

SwissCommunity news

Visions for shaping the Switzerland of the future

Notes from Parliament Building

Green spaces in urban areas, less traffic and a greater sense of community – this scenario is the focal point of the “Swisstopia” project with which…

The law on the Swiss schools abroad entered into force on 1 January 2015

Notes from Parliament Building

Federal government acts as a role model in energy efficiency

Notes from Parliament Building

The federal administration, the semi-public enterprises and the ETH Domain (the Federal technical universities and research institutes) are seeking to…

Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard ­travels eco-consciously

Notes from Parliament Building

Important notice

Notes from Parliament Building

Votes and Elections

Notes from Parliament Building

Family album

Discoveries

Plenty of good reading completely free of charge

Discoveries

In free fall

Discoveries

Echo

Echo

Lorenzo ­Vinciguerra

Echo

Quotes

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