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Swiss Review
August 4/21

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Switzerland debates whether 16-year-olds are already old enough to vote

Young Swiss are clamouring for the voting age to be lowered from 18 to 16. A number of cantons are debating the matter, as are the politicians in…

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Sweet sixteen

Focus

Switzerland’s biggest aerial transport network

News feature

Preventing words from turning into deeds again

Society

Federal Council ditches framework agreement – what now for Swiss-EU relations?

Politics

Voters dash the government’s climate policy hopes by rejecting the CO2 Act

Politics

Switzerland is veering from its set course on climate change. Voters have rejected the beefed-up CO2 Act, making the goals of the Paris Agreement even…

Nicolas Bouvier | To Japan and Afghanistan in a Topolino

Literature series

Turning point with an unclear outcome

Editorial

“Berne slams the door shut.” This is how the normally rather staid “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” described the Swiss government’s unilateral decision at the…

Letters to the editor

Mailbag

Covid-19 to bring nursing staff more than applause

Covid-19

Noelia: “Sitting around at home is not really my thing”

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Anne: “I have the vote, so I want to use it”

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Moritz: “I take responsibility for my decisions”

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Dejwana: “Switzerland? It’s better than Lebanon, where we struggled to be accepted”

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Lisa: “After all, it is our future at stake”

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Malin: “Missing a few hours of classroom time is a trifling matter in view of the climate crisis we face”

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Valérie: “We should start with the little things in our own lives first”

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Jason: “I am a keen, effective, quick-witted debater”

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Johanna: “We could use our voice to do more against climate change”

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Yves: “I give my all playing football”

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Kimmo: “I would like to sail around the world”

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Juliette: “The decisions that are made do affect the lives of young Swiss citizens”

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Lionel: “We need to create spaces for young people.”

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Cléo: “Swiss politics? It’s a huge muddle for such a little country.”

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Olivia: “I want to add my voice to the fight against inequality”

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Elena: “I always try to form my own opinion”

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The “99 per cent initiative”

Politics

Should tax on capital income increase?

Alternative families are here to stay – now they want greater recognition

Politics

Borders – a story of jeopardy and opportunity

Images

“That deep connection with Europe is being called into question”

SwissCommunity news

A holistic approach to camp leadership

SwissCommunity news

One fifth of Swiss Abroad are younger than 18

Notes from the Federal Palace

At the end of 2020, 776,300 Swiss were living abroad. The “Fifth Switzerland” therefore has roughly the same population as the canton of Vaud. Our…

Schools that promote Swiss values in addition to knowledge

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.

Lukas Hartmann | Shadow dance

Books

Jules Spinatsch | Davos, a town to rent

Books

Cow wins on recount. Marmot thwarted.

Swiss statistics

Stefanie Heinzmann | Formulaic reality

Sounds

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva

News

0Z, beat magician

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