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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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Habemus Bundesrat! A new Swiss government.

December 15, 2011, 1 Comment

In Britain we say that the first sign of old age is the policemen start to look young. In Switzerland I’m sure...

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Electing a new Swiss government

December 13, 2011, 1 Comment

Tomorrow is election day in Switzerland. Again. But this one is special because it will produce a new government (finally).

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Swiss elections: the final stage

December 4, 2011, 3 Comments

Switzerland swings to the left! Now that the last results of the Swiss parliamentary elections are in the final picture is clear...

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Swiss elections: what happens next?

October 27, 2011, 4 Comments

Now that the last seat in the National Council has been filled (see below), attention switches to the Council of States.

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Swiss election results: xenophobia 0 commonsense 1

October 24, 2011, 31 Comments

Swiss politics became the ultimate soufflé yesterday: full of hot air and with the middle rising nicely.

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Lessons I’ve learned from a Swiss election

October 23, 2011, 7 Comments

It’s decision day for the Swiss but only because today is the day when the votes are counted.

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Quick guide to the Swiss elections

October 18, 2011, 20 Comments

On Sunday Switzerland votes for a new parliament. But Swiss elections aren’t like most others.

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The Swiss election campaign is underway

September 23, 2011, No comments

Election posters went up today all over Bern, and no doubt elsewhere across Switzerland.

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