Switzerland

Switzerland pushing back people to Italy

Switzerland is facing wide criticism for turning back thousands of people at the Swiss-Italian border. Between July and August, the Swiss authorities have pushed back 7,000 at the Como(Italy)-Chiasso(Switzerland) border. The Swiss Refugee Council (OSAR), the Italian Association of Juridical…

Basic Income: Voting for Freedom

This coming June 5th Switzerland is holding a constitutional referendum on whether to implement basic income policy. Swiss entrepreneur Daniel Häni and German author Philip Kovce have written a book to accompany the referendum. This book is now available in…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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