Location Location Location

Location Location Location It’s the same all over the world, where you buy your property is crucial. When buying a property in Switzerland, the same rules apply. You could buy a luxury ski chalet close to the piste and high altitude golf in the world class golfing resort of Crans Montana for chf 4-6 million. […]

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Tamoil to suspend work in Switzerland

Tamoil to suspend work in Switzerland.   Tamoil has announced plans to suspend operations at its refinery in the south west of Switzerland as a result of heavy financial losses.   The firm announced on Tuesday that it was ‘interrupting’ work at its 55,000-barrel-per day refinery in Valais because of “severe market pressures” caused by […]

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Gotthard tunnel

Due to open in 2016, the Gotthard tunnel is not just a hole through a mountain. For ten years hundreds of workers braved tropical temperatures underground and the threat of water in the rock to build the longest railway tunnel in the world.   Travelling at 250 km/h you will hardly notice them, and if […]

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World War 1 & Switzerland in 1914

World War 1 & Switzerland in 1914. The first cars rattled over dusty roads, crackling telephones connected people, trams weaved through booming cities – at the start of 1914, Switzerland was dynamic and on the up. But being surrounded by war brought fear and uncertainty to the landlocked, neutral country. One hundred years ago, Switzerland […]

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Zermatt’s plans to bring over Sherpas blocked

Zermatt’s plans to bring over Sherpas blocked. Officials in the mountain resort of Zermatt, famous for the Matterhorn, have reacted with disappointment after the migration authorities blocked their plans for ten Nepalese Sherpas to come and help repair a path to a mountain hut. The Sherpas were supposed to have come over to Zermatt, in […]

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Swiss ready to help Italy

Swiss ready to help Italy. Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga says Switzerland is ready to help Italy in coping with the influx of migrants to its shores. So far this year, more than 63,000 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). Sommaruga was in Milan on Tuesday for […]

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Switzerland 2014 World Cup

Switzerland 2014 World Cup. Switzerland is the most multicultural of all the 32 teams taking part in the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. But are players like Shaquiri and Rodriguez a sign of Swiss integration or are immigrants just bigger football fans? The name Haris Seferovic is now firmly lodged in the hearts and […]

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Pollution in European Rivers

There is more pollution in European Rivers than thought. Agricultural pesticides and purification plants are the main sources of pollution in European rivers, which is greater than previously believed, according to a study on water quality by Swiss, German and French scientists. In around half of the water analyses, the pollution presented an environmental risk. […]

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Billionaires buying homes away from home

Billionaires buying homes away from home. A court decision last month ordering Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev to cede half of his worth to his wife highlighted some high-priced properties the couple accumulated in Switzerland, and elsewhere. How are such homes acquired by ultra-wealthy foreigners, and are the buyers always in line with the law? While […]

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