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Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva

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0Z, beat magician

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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

Votes and Elections

Notes from the Federal Palace

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date.

Schools that promote Swiss values in addition to knowledge

Notes from the Federal Palace

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…

A holistic approach to camp leadership

SwissCommunity news

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

SwissCommunity news

Nicolas Bouvier | To Japan and Afghanistan in a Topolino

Literature series

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…

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

Politics

Borders – a story of jeopardy and opportunity

Images

Preventing words from turning into deeds again

Society

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

Focus

Switzerland’s biggest aerial transport network

News feature

The “99 per cent initiative”

Politics

Should tax on capital income increase?

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

Politics

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

Focus

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

Focus

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

Focus

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

Focus

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

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

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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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Sweet sixteen

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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”

Focus

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

Focus

Covid-19 to bring nursing staff more than applause

Covid-19

Letters to the editor

Mailbag

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…

Lara Gut-Behrami

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Bye Berne!

News

Lea Maria Fries | From light to music

Sounds

Kurt Marti | Late poems on love and death

Books

Bernese theologian and author Kurt Marti died in 2017 at the ripe age of 96. He would have been 100 this year.

Votes and Elections

Notes from the Federal Palace

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date.

The pandemic has changed the nature of consular services

Notes from the Federal Palace

Fun in the snow with 600 Swiss teenagers

SwissCommunity news

In Switzerland for education or training

SwissCommunity news

Information on education in Switzerland specifically for young Swiss Abroad

New digital offers for young Swiss Abroad

SwissCommunity news
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What about military service if I return to Switzerland?

SwissCommunity news

Unhappy brewers, happy revenue officers

Swiss statistics

Ernst Frey | Across America like Chaplin’s tramp

Literature series

Swiss popular writer Ernst Frey travelled across the United States on foot as a callow 15-year-old

Why did Swiss politicians consider silencing the scientists on Covid?

Society

Fines for begging? A European judgement overrules Swiss justice

Society

The phantom music festival

News feature

Human heat maps

Images

Switzerland’s burka ban is mainly symbolic

Politics
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Letters to the editor

Mailbag

Bainvegnì en il pajais da las bleras linguas

Editorial

La pitschna Svizra è in pajais pluriling , in pajais cun gist quatter linguas naziunalas uffizialas: Quai accentuain nus adina puspè gugent. Nus…

Alan Roura, a child of the sea

Profile

Grüezi, bonjour, allegra, benvenuto: A nation of polyglots

Focus

Alexandre Fischer

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Gerhard Pfister

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Military service – from home

News

Steiner & Madlaina | Biting but plaintive at the same time

Sounds

Votes and Elections

Notes from the Federal Palace

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date.

“A Swiss citizen remains a Swiss citizen, wherever they live in the world”

Notes from the Federal Palace

The Federal Council – edited into a perfect team

Notes from the Federal Palace

Cilette Ofaire | Longing for freedom

Books

How Angela Meraviglia is living her studies in Switzerland

SwissCommunity news
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Voluntary OASI made easier

SwissCommunity news

What challenges does our democracy face?

SwissCommunity news

New offers 2021: online language courses

SwissCommunity news

Fundamental rights for primates?

Society

Luisa Famos | Honduras and Venezuela in Romansh

Literature series

Luisa Famos’s poignant, inspiring works evoke memories of her Engadine homeland as well as her encounters in Latin America

How Grisons became the Swiss champion of the organic sector

News feature

The Matterhorn continues to grow – but is not getting any higher

Swiss statistics

Annemarie Schwarzenbach | Lonely freedom

Images

Acid test for Swiss climate policy

Politics

Letters to the editor

Mailbag

Another “Super Sunday” at the polls

Politics

The Covid-19 pandemic has failed to thwart direct democracy. On 13 June, voters will give their verdict on five more proposals – two initiatives and…

“As much as it pains me to say it, you cannot negotiate with a virus”

Society

The water taster

Focus

Switzerland’s “blue gold” causes concern

Focus

E-voting gets a second chance

Politics

Switzerland’s cantons are now allowed to offer e-voting again. But it will take some time before voters can use a rebooted version of the technology.

Disquiet in the reservoir of Europe

Editorial

An important political step towards a memorial for Holocaust victims

Swiss victims of the Holocaust

An important matter of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad has definitely reached both chambers of the Swiss Parliament. In two identical motions,…

Guest article | Switzerland set to have its own official Holocaust memorial

Swiss victims of the Holocaust

Within the next few weeks, a broad alliance of stakeholders is due to present the Federal Council with a detailed plan for the creation of a national…

Opinion piece | Any Swiss memorial to Nazi victims needs to be more than just a physical landmark

Swiss victims of the Holocaust

Livia Leu

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Christoph Blocher: No turns to yes

News

Life after the Lovebugs

Sounds

Geneva in another light

Books

Voting day

Books

“It was going to be the best possible day. Vreni didn’t care about the fog that had been smothering the farm since Friday...”.

Letters to the editor

Mailbag

Gaining work experience in Switzerland

SwissCommunity news

Votes and Elections

Notes from the Federal Palace

Everything you need to know about voting proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by Parliament and the Federal Council etc.) is…

“It would be a great first step if we had 40 per cent women”

SwissCommunity news

Better representation of women is an objective shared by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). The elections to the Council of the Swiss Abroad…

New events in 2021: online offers to accompany the traditional summer and winter camps

SwissCommunity news

New website for OSA, Youth Service and “Swiss Review”

SwissCommunity news

The new website not only features fresh content and advice – it will also be our community hub allowing the Swiss Abroad to interact, share knowledge,…

Summer camps for children aged 8 to 14

SwissCommunity news

Swiss children living abroad will have an opportunity to get to know Switzerland and its culture – and have a great time with around 40 other children…

Readers give “Swiss Review” good marks – and have a clear idea of what they want

SwissCommunity news

A very large proportion of “Swiss Review” readers rate our magazine as “good” or even “very good”. Many of them also have clear ideas as to how we…

Beard business

Swiss statistics

How the pandemic spiralled

Society

Dying to save the forest, the adventure of Swiss hero Bruno Manser

Profile

Controversial alternative to the password jungle

Politics

No liability regulations for Swiss multinationals

Politics

The Responsible Business Initiative failed to win a cantonal majority. Nevertheless, Swiss companies are under increasing pressure to act in an…

The timeless influencer

Society

The woman who put Napoleon in his place

Literature series

Germaine de Staël, of Genevan origin, was a woman of letters and a leading intellectual who lived in Paris but had to flee to exile in Switzerland…

The most explosive place in Switzerland

News feature

From small pencil factory to global brand

Images

Women with a foot in the political door

Focus

It was no accident that women’s suffrage came late to Switzerland

Focus

Delayed democracy

Editorial

Hanna Sahlfeld-Singer is a Swiss Abroad. The 77-year-old, who lives in Germany, says she takes part in every federal vote – honouring time and again…

Young talent in international cooperation

SwissCommunity news

What motivates students to pursue a career in humanitarian aid, development cooperation or peacebuilding? And why do they sometimes turn away from it?

Darius Rochebin

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From plane to train?

News

SBB and Swiss are assessing whether airline pilots could help relieve the current shortage of train drivers in Switzerland.

A seamless fusion of harp and piano

Sounds

La pozza del Felice (Felice’s pool)

Books

Votes and Elections

Notes from the Federal Palace

The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date. Everything you need to know about voting proposals…

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