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Swiss Review
January 1/19

A brief storm, but thunder rumbles on

Editorial

Peaceful, neutral and committed to its humanitarian tradition – that’s how many people see Switzerland. Many also see the country as well able to…

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Letters to the editor

Mailbag

“Direct democracy reduces tension”

Focus

Snows of yesteryear

Knowledge

Gottfried Keller | Why Gottfried Keller’s “Der grüne Heinrich” ended tragically in 1855

Literature series

The legitimate bank note named after a famous counterfeiter

Society

It must give traffic offenders in Sion, the cantonal capital of Valais, a kick – instead of settling their fines with the police in Swiss francs,…

Exceptional – yet normal

Politics

In December 2018, two women were simultaneously elected to the Federal Council for the first time – and for the first time, a woman heads the Federal…

A breath of fresh air for direct democracy

Politics

On 25 November, the Swiss electorate torpedoed the SVP’s Self-determination Initiative and the Horned Cow Initiative, but gave their backing to…

E-Voting is the way to uphold the voting right of the “Fifth Switzerland”

SwissCommunity news

Leslie’s dream job in Switzerland

SwissCommunity news

educationsuisse gives advice on all matters related to education in Switzerland. It is also involved in the placement of language assistants, as…

OSA Youth Service

SwissCommunity news

“It’s hard to listen to a Swiss complain”

Swissinfo

Young Swiss Abroad: supporting, challenging and networking

Notes from Parliament Building

Willi Wottreng | Deskaheh – an Iroquois on Lake Geneva

Books

A sonorous anniversary

Sounds

Pierre Maudet

Top pick

When avalanches shape culture

News

UNESCO has added the centuries-old knowledge of how to deal with the risk of avalanches to its “Intangible Cultural Heritage List”. Switzerland…

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