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A letter from the Swiss to the EU

February 20, 2014, 13 Comments

Imagine the people of Switzerland writing a collective letter to the people of the European Union.

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The Swiss boat is full

February 10, 2014, 38 Comments

Einstein, Nestlé, Hayek, Maggi. None of them was born Swiss. Even Switzerland’s newest Olympic gold medallist, Dario Cologna, was initially Italian

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Anti-immigration SVP poster campaign

Decision time in Switzerland (again)

January 15, 2014, 8 Comments

This week ballot papers are landing in post boxes all across Switzerland. That’s right: it’s referendum time. Again.

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Is today your Tax Freedom Day?

February 8, 2013, No comments

In Zug it was last month, in Neuchatel it’s next week: Tax Freedom Day.

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Election time in the city of Bern

November 20, 2012, 3 Comments

Smaller than in America, fairer than in China: elections are being held in Bern on Sunday.

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The (almost) Swiss President of the United States

November 8, 2012, 2 Comments

President’s Obama’s right little toe is Swiss, or at least a small part of him is: 1/256th to be exact.

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Switzerland’s blood money

September 26, 2012, 6 Comments

Grenades in Syria. Tanks in Bahrain. Bullets in Libya. All Swiss made.

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A tale of two citizenships

May 9, 2012, 21 Comments

33 days. That’s how long it took for Michele Bachmann to become Swiss, via her husband.

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Should the price of books be fixed?

February 15, 2012, 12 Comments

Cartels, fixed prices, less competition, consumer loses out. It may sound like something from the Seventies

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