Swiss Review
July 4/19

An ornithological observation


I am not an ornithologist. But I do like birds. Preferably those which are flying free, which are not stuck in a cage. I recently came across a bird I…

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Letters to the editor


The green trend in the Swiss party political landscape


The “Swiss Review” survey of the seven largest Swiss parties has revealed that climate policy is high on the political agenda for virtually all the…

A clear judgement with unclear consequences


The tug of war around Europe continues


The electorate voted resoundingly in favour of stricter gun laws on 19 May. In doing so, it also showed its commitment to Switzerland remaining part…

Heinrich Anacker | “Powerful songs that reflect our desires”

Literature series

E-voting encounters a headwind


Political campaign financing secrecy stirs jealousy


Switzerland is regularly criticised by the Council of Europe for its lack of transparency surrounding campaign financing. Unevenly distributed…

Valais wine from the foothills of the Himalayas

SwissCommunity news

The spotlight is on the “Fifth Switzerland” this year at the Fête des Vignerons winegrowers’ festival in Vevey – the largest wine festival in…

From Switzerland out into the great wide world

SwissCommunity news

The Swiss National Museum in Schwyz invites visitors to reflect on the topic of emigration with its exhibition “Switzerland elsewhere”.

A Swiss Abroad talks about studying medicine in Switzerland

SwissCommunity news

educationsuisse advises young Swiss Abroad who come to Switzerland to study. Katia Steinfeld is one of them. She recounts her experience of studying…

The future is in sight

SwissCommunity news

The Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Montreux from 16 to 18 August 2019 will address major questions about the future, together with leading experts.

Discover the slopes and the Swiss mountains

SwissCommunity news

Snowy landscapes, winter sports and camping – all that is on the programme for teens and young adults this winter.

Winter camp for children aged 8 to 14 years old

SwissCommunity news

What do I need to do after Brexit?

Notes from the Federal Palace

Parliamentary elections 2019: electoral assistance for citizens

Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections

Notes from the Federal Palace

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date. National Council elections take place on 20 October…

‘No worries’ for Swiss family in New Zealand


Monumental, compelling formats


Anna Stern | Ava and Paul


A chamber orchestra takes off


Sven Epiney

Top pick

Insurance for the older unemployed is in the pipeline


The Federal Council is planning a new bridging pension for the older unemployed. Anyone who loses their job at 58 should no longer automatically have…