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Switzerland set to ban disposable e-cigarettes  

Switzerland set to ban disposable e-cigarettes  

The Greens’ Christophe Clivaz, who proposed the motion, highlighted both the environmental and health concerns around disposable e-cigarettes. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. Switzerland’s House of Representatives voted in favour of a motion to ban sales of disposable electronic cigarettes on Wednesday by 122 votes to 63 with four abstentions.   This...

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Swiss bike lobby calls for faster progress on infrastructure

Swiss bike lobby calls for faster progress on infrastructure

Since 2018, the United Nations has recognized June 3 as World Bicycle Day. Keystone / Sohail Shahzad The government must shift gears to more quickly work towards its goal of doubling bicycle traffic by 2035. This is what the organisation Pro Velo is calling for on World Bicycle Day on Monday, asking for five measures...

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Switzerland may triple tuition fees for foreign university students

Switzerland may triple tuition fees for foreign university students

The Swiss federal technology institutes in Lausanne and Zurich are among the best in the world. Keystone / Georgios Kefalas Foreign students at federal technology institute ETH Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) may soon have to pay at least three times as much as Swiss students in tuition fees. The House...

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Winners and losers: sports betting in Switzerland

Winners and losers: sports betting in Switzerland

More than a fifth of Swiss who bet on sports say they do it because they enjoy the excitement and the experience. Keystone/Manuel Lopez With the Euro 2024 football tournament and the Olympic Games just weeks away, bookmakers and punters are looking forward to a summer of betting on sports. But how easy is it...

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Switzerland violates right to protest: Amnesty International – SWI swissinfo.ch

Switzerland violates right to protest: Amnesty International – SWI swissinfo.ch

Police monitor a protest in Geneva KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / SALVATORE DI NOLFI The civil rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticised Switzerland for not fully respecting the right of citizens to peacefully protest. This content was published on April 24, 2024 – 09:48 The NGO released its annual report as the world reaps the consequences of...

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Swiss politician Alain Berset remains in running for Council of Europe top job

Swiss politician Alain Berset remains in running for Council of Europe top job

Alain Berset will learn whether he has the job on June 25 KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE Former Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset is one of three names up for election as Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the Swiss foreign ministry announced on Monday. This content was published on March 25, 2024...

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Switzerland launches sport ethics barometer  – SWI swissinfo.ch

Switzerland launches sport ethics barometer  – SWI swissinfo.ch

Ethics is part of the Spirit of Sport programme. KEYSTONE Unethical behaviour in sports is to be spotlighted by a new digital tool that has been unveiled in Switzerland. This content was published on February 15, 2024 – 17:15 With the newly launched digital ethics compass, the Swiss Olympic Sports Federation and the Federal Office...

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President: Switzerland must strengthen defence capability

President: Switzerland must strengthen defence capability

Swiss President Viola Amherd with Norway’s King Harald V in Oslo on Thursday Keystone / Terje Bendiksby / Pool Swiss Defence Minister Viola Amherd says her trip to Estonia and Norway has reinforced her conviction that Switzerland must strengthen its defence capabilities. This content was published on February 9, 2024 – 14:41 Amherd, who also...

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Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland – SWI swissinfo.ch

Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland – SWI swissinfo.ch

© Keystone / Gaetan Bally An overview of the latest Covid-related information in the Alpine nation.  This content was published on February 7, 2024 – 12:54 Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses are circulating again in Switzerland and putting hospitals under pressure. Switzerland is in the midst of a strong Covid-19 wave, according to the Federal...

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Swiss Air Force to practise taking off and landing on motorway

Swiss Air Force to practise taking off and landing on motorway

The A1 motorway near Payerne will be closed to traffic when fighter jets are taking off and landing on it Keystone / Anthony Anex The Swiss Air Force has received the green light from the government for take-offs and landings of F/A-18 fighter jets on the A1 motorway between Avenches and Payerne in western Switzerland....