From secret elevators to meetings at golf clubs, a new report unveils ”cloak and dagger” techniques
Swiss Fighter Jets Grounded Since Ethiopian Hijacking Occurred Outside Business Hours
Weekends and nights, the rich Alpine state relies on France for air defense
This Picture Shows What’s Wrong With Switzerland’s Anti-Immigrant Hysteria
Without multiculturalism, the Swiss would not be at the World Cup
Swiss Banks Tell American Expats to Empty Their Accounts
“My U.S. passport has been such a liability,” complains one Zurich resident, as Swiss banks crack down on U.S.-owned accounts following new, strict American legislation coming into effect next year
After Convicted Rapist Rapes and Kills Again, Switzerland Rethinks Prison System
Adeline Morel, a 34-year-old Geneva sociotherapist who helped prisoners reintegrate into society, was, according to her friends and coworkers, a “kind, gentle, and deeply humane” person who loved her job.
That dedication …
Swiss City to Unveil Taxpayer-Funded “Sex Boxes” for Prostitutes
Summertime and the livin’ is easy – especially in the Altstetten area of Zurich where, starting Aug. 26, the city’s prostitutes will have brand new, government-sponsored digs to ply their trade.
Switzerland has a unique …
As Europe Reels, Switzerland Builds New Barriers Against Immigrants
Last week, Switzerland’s Federal Council announced it would introduce quotas on long-term residence permits to make immigration “more acceptable to society and compatible with its needs”
French Ministers Disclose Private Assets Amid Political Scandal
French President François Hollande responds to a financial scandal by obliging Cabinet members to publish details of their personal holdings — an unprecedented requirement
Swiss Account of Ex-Minister Further Darkens Hollande’s Political Fortunes
Former French Minister responsible for hunting tax dodgers and enforcing austerity acknowledges claims he has a secret Swiss bank account, dealing another blow to President François Hollande’s slumping fortunes as appeal of extreme-right rises.
A New Lease on Life for the Mysterious Lost Bank Accounts of Switzerland
After decades of drama, the country has set a new 62-year deadline for families to claim assets stashed in Swiss banks
Why Two Mass Shootings Will Not Change Swiss Gun Culture
The country is concerned that certain people shouldn’t get gun permits but it is not about to curtail its very liberal laws about the right to bear arms
Amid the Depardieu Tax Debacle, France’s Budget Minister Accused of Dodging Taxes
France’s controversy-weary President François Hollande sees a Cabinet member accused of tax fraud after the government’s proposed 75% tax on wealthy incomes is struck down
The Swiss Difference: A Gun Culture That Works
The country had one mass shooting in 2001, but a resulting anti-gun referendum failed to pass. The Swiss will not give up the gun. Can their system work in the U.S.?