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The week ahead Prosecutors, Alpine traffic and ski trips

These are the stories from Switzerland we’ll be looking at during the week of February 17, 2019.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 5:00 PM

Railway danger Level crossings: one accident every three days

There is on average one accident every three days at level crossings, according to officials statistics, which have been seen by the SonntagsZeitung.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 3:06 PM

Working conditions Survey: one in two care workers wants to quit

Almost 50% of staff working in care professions in Switzerland want to leave their jobs, according to report by trade union Unia.

This content was published on February 16, 2019 6:33 PM

Foreigners Immigration to Switzerland continues to rise

The number people moving into Switzerland rose again last year, taking the foreign population further above two million.

This content was published on February 15, 2019 11:51 AM

Social change Swiss gay marriage moves a step closer

Switzerland should pave the way to allow same-sex couples to get married and adopt children, a parliamentary committee has said.

This content was published on February 15, 2019 10:10 AM

Indian student blog Completing my first semester

Shubhangi shares tips for newbies entering the Swiss university system. 

Right to die EXIT reports over 1,200 assisted suicides in 2018

The Swiss assisted suicide organisation EXIT helped a total of 1,204 people end their lives in 2018.

This content was published on February 12, 2019 11:22 AM

Religious issue Should Switzerland end its ban on blasphemy?

The European Court of Human Rights says the Prophet Mohammed may not be called a paedophile. This kind of statement also risks a fine in Switzerland.

Church and state Geneva secularism law approved by voters

Voters in Geneva have endorsed a law on ties between the government and religious communities.

This content was published on February 10, 2019 1:47 PM