Fight for nationwide limit

Fight for nationwide limit. Voters in Switzerland have rejected plans for a nationwide minimum wage. At CHF22 ($25) an hour, the limit would have been the highest in the world. In Sunday’s nationwide vote 76.3% of voters were against the initiative. Voter turnout was 55.5%. Under the  initiative, someone on a minimum wage in Switzerland […]

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Celebrities in Switzerland

Celebrity’s in Switzerland Many world famous celebrities and athletes are living in Switzerland. A lot of these celebrities live around Lake Geneva also locally called “Lac Leman”. Another area where high net worth personalities, investors and popular people reside is nearby Lake Zurich. One famous international artist who lives in the area is Tina Turner and her […]

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Air quality

We breathe in and out 20,000 times each day, drawing 12,000 liters (more than 3,000 gallons) of air into our lungs to obtain the oxygen we need to survive. However, we don’t all spend a large part of our time in the fresh forest air. On the contrary, we spend 90% of our time indoors […]

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Swiss immigration solutions

Swiss immigration: How can February’s vote in favour of limiting immigration be implemented without harming relations with the European Union or damaging the economy? Many proposals have been made, but each seems to have more opponents than supporters. Quotas, as stipulated in the wording of the initiative, are incompatible with the free movement of people […]

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Summer Activities

Winter’s out, summer’s coming, so what’s there to do in Switzerland? Most people consider Switzerland a country for skiing in the winter, but there’s a lot of fun activities to do in the summer. Summer Activities in Zermatt Sports for most ages: Skiing and Snowboarding – The summer skiing is extensive: 1 cable-car, 6 ski-lifts […]

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Survival of small ski resorts by joining forces

Survival of small ski resorts. One large ski area is easier to market than two small ones. Grimentz and Zinal, in canton Valais, two resorts on a human scale, are now linked by cable car. But guaranteed snow and natural beauty may not be enough to ensure their future. They are located in what geographers […]

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Switzerland: Happy Place

Switzerland is home to one of the world’s most thriving economies and also one of the happiest populations on the globe. So what’s the Swiss secret sauce? The tiny, landlocked central European country is known for investing in its people. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Human Capital Report, Switzerland invests more […]

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Switzerland Activities

Switzerland Activities Switzerland has organised the most ambitious network of totally integrated, non-motor transport routes in the world. The network covers around 20,000 kms (12,500 miles) of superb trails for walkers, cyclists, inline skaters, mountain bikers and canoeists over 169 routes. Furthermore, Switzerland Mobility – as the umbrella organisation is known – also runs a […]

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Bright future for Swiss solar power

Bright future for Swiss solar power As far as an energy policy is concerned, it’s going to be a bright year in Switzerland. New measures this year have been introduced by the government to give a boost to the solar power industry. “Energy provided by the sun in the space of two or three hours […]

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