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Rheinau experiment Hundreds of Swiss sign up for unconditional income

With more than enough willing participants, the experiment with the unconditional basic income is a step closer to reality.

Boost for expat Swiss group Opponents of e-voting suffer setback in parliament

Parliament has thrown out attempts to stall the permanent introduction of e-voting – a decision welcomed by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad.

Social security Supplementary benefits – what are they and who receives them?

Reducing financial support for the country’s poorest citizens is triggering heated debates in parliament.

Vote September 23, 2018 Cost concerns eat away at support for food initiatives

Two proposals to promote sustainable agriculture in Switzerland and ethical food have seen a massive drop in support according to pollsters.

Political campaigns 2019 The decade of ballot box upsets is over

Since the last parliamentary elections three years ago, the Swiss people have not adopted a single people's initiative. Is this a turning point?

Peace policy Syrian civil society meets in Geneva to discuss peace

With war still raging in Syria and official peace talks on hold, a quiet peace initiative is continuing behind the scenes in Geneva.

Vote September 23, 2018 Initiative aims to tighten food checks and balances

A 'fair food' initiative calling for the production of more ethical food comes to a nationwide vote on September 23.