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  1. French government freezes assets of Hani Ramadan
    The French government has frozen the assets of controversial Swiss imam Hani Ramadan as part of the fight against the financing of terrorism.  His assets have been frozen for six months, according to …
  2. Driving licence loses attraction for young Swiss
    The number of people who applied for a Swiss driving licence dropped by 2% last year, with applications from 18- to 24-year-olds down 3%.  Some 5.8 million people owned a driving licence for cars in 2 …
  3. Swiss study highlights environmental impact of palm oil plantations
    A study by EPFL and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research warns that intensively farming this crop not only has a detrimental impact on the world’s rainforests but is als …
  4. Swiss annual forecast predicts sustained economic growth
    The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) says that Switzerland is currently experiencing an “increasingly broad-based upswing”, predicting that its economy will continue to grow by 2.4% in 20 …
  5. Rail workers stand against proposed cuts
    Some 1,400 rail workers took to the streets across the country on Monday to protest a package of cuts and reforms planned by the Swiss Federal Railways. The demonstrations, called for by the Union for …
  6. Ken Loach on wealthy Switzerland and how to film capitalism
    British film director Ken Loach, known for his bleak social critiques, discusses his informative experiences and whether he’s an ‘angry old man’.
  7. FINMA: Raiffeisen board should have stopped CEO
    Mark Branson, chief executive of Swiss financial watchdog FINMA, says that the board of the scandal-hit Raiffeisen bank should have controlled its CEO more.  He made his comments in an interview to th …
  8. ‘Big differences between the law and reality’
    How does a Swiss person integrate in Russia? Having Russian friends and an interest in local history, culture and sport can help, says 45-year-old Daniel Rehmann, a businessman representing Swiss expa …
  9. Vice-chairman of Swiss Post resigns
    The vice-chairman of the board of Swiss Post, Antonio Vassalli, will step down at the general assembly on June 26, it was announced on Saturday evening. In a personal press release sent to various med …
  10. Pop-up hotels in the countryside
    Would you pay CHF200 to sleep in a transparent bubble-shaped tent?  Swiss people seem to love the idea. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) These temporary hotel “rooms” are often placed in farm fields, so the guests …