BERN – Switzerland’s will “to guarantee employment and prosperity” is the theme portrayed by the Swiss Federal Council in its 2016 official photo taken inside a Swiss factory featuring five factory workers.
Tag: Elections and Politics
Swiss Federal Elections: the Right takes majority of the lower house but how did Geneva vote?
GENEVA, Switzerland – The first round of the Swiss federal elections ended with less than surprising results: the country continues to tilt right with the anti-immigrant and anti-EU Swiss People’s Party (UDC in French/SVP in German) taking 11 new seats in the National Council while the Radical Liberal Party (PLR in French) gained three more spots in the…
Were the Swiss Right? Permits for EU Workers Hit All-Time High
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Statistics provided by the State Secretariat for Economics (SECO) on 9 July 2014 – confirms the theory that right-wing groups used as fuel to pass a referendum on immigration: the number of European Union workers grew to a whooping 66,200 in 2013 – the highest number since the 2002 free movement agreement with the EU…
Switzerland Most Expensive Country to Live; Tax Haven with Large Per Capita Value
GENEVA, Switzerland – Your pocket had warned you, now the International Comparison Program confirms it: Switzerland is “the” most expensive country in the world and is one of several tax havens with large per capita values.
Swiss to work on immigration quotas without delay
GENEVA – After today’s tight vote to curtail “mass immigration” the Swiss federal government has vowed it will act as fast as possible to enact new measures. In Bern, the President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter, said this is the result of the Swiss “direct democracy” system and that the Federal Council will…
Swiss divided, approve curbing “mass immigration” (updated)
GENEVA – Switzerland has voted and approved an initiative to counter what the right-wing UDC/SVP party has called, “mass-immigration”.
Vote for the worst company: Public Eye Awards
BERN, Switzerland – The Swiss organization, Declaration de Berne, founded in 1968 to “promote development as a collective and egalitarian process,” organizes each year a public voting on what it considers to be some of the world’s worst companies in terms of sustainable development and labor rights. The 2014 “candidates” include companies such as fashion giant…