Switzerland

20.07.2015

The 80 billion euros that Greece needs are in Switzerland… and are Greece’s

Carlos Enrique Bayo, director of the Spanish daily, Publico, has written an article that is well worth reading, in which he denounces the flight of Greek capital to tax havens in recent years. He deconstructs the argument that the Greek crisis is down to, for example, pension increases or early… »

18.05.2015

An ignored aspect of French-Swiss relations: the atomic bomb

An ignored aspect of French-Swiss relations: the atomic bomb

“Switzerland would be a model to follow,” declared President Hollande after a two-day state visit to the Swiss Confederation. Let’s hope that he’ll encourage his diplomats to do just that, as they prepare for the April 27 opening of the 9th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at… »

25.02.2014

Swiss Vote for New Squeeze on Migrants

Swiss Vote for New Squeeze on Migrants

[divide] By Ray Smith for IPS ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb 23 2014 (IPS) – Swiss voters have approved an initiative by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) aimed at limiting immigration. The result not only threatens the free movement of people, but all agreements between Switzerland and the European Union. »

23.02.2014

New!!! Birth of the German-language PRESSENZA team

New!!! Birth of the German-language PRESSENZA team

In the Park of Studies and Reflexion in Schlamau, the German-language section for PRESSENZA was founded today. PRESSENZA, as an international press agency that is organized exclusively by voluntaries and publishes articles in the topics of peace, non-violence, humanism and non-discrimination in five languages, is thus extended to the German-speaking… »

15.02.2014

European Ruling Ignites Freedom Debate

By Ray Smith for IPS A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in relation to a Turkish national has kicked up a new row on anti-racism legislation. The court ruled in December that Switzerland violated the right to freedom of speech of the Turkish national Doğu… »

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