Swiss referendum: What implications for the EU?No more Erasmus programmes for Switzerland! Last month's referendum over tighter immigration laws is already affecting Switzerland's access to a number of European educat...
Saab’s $3.2bn Swiss jet deal hangs in the balanceSwedish auto and aerospace group Saab is hopeful that a $3.2bn deal to buy 22 of its Gripen planes will be approved by Swiss voters. A poll published on Sunday – ahead of a vote in...
'Sarkoleaks' and the magic dictaphoneThe controversial adviser who recorded hundreds of hours of private meetings with then President Nicolas Sarkozy has come up with a surprising defence: Patrick Buisson's lawye...
US Senate accuses Credit Suisse of concealing accountsSwitzerland's second largest bank, Credit Suisse, used elaborate measures to help an estimated 19,000 US customers evade American tax authorities, said a scathing report from...
Ethiopian plane diverted to Geneva hijacked by co-pilotAn Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome was hijacked by the plane’s co-pilot and forced to land at Geneva International Airport on Monday, Swiss authorities have confirmed.
Joaquin Almunia, EU Commissioner for CompetitionIn this interview, the Commissioner for Competition reacts to Arnaud Montebourg's blistering attack on EU rules. France's outspoken industry minister recently accused Alm...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'Fortress Switzerland'INTERNATIONAL PRESS – Tues. 11.02.14: International papers are critical of Sunday’s vote in Switzerland to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries. A...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
'The Swiss virus'FRENCH PRESS – Tues. 11/02/14: Papers continue to react to Sunday’s vote in Switzerland to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries.
Swiss immigration vote angers EU, vindicates far-rightNumerous EU leaders warned Monday that the choice by Swiss voters to impose new curbs on immigration has violated the “sacred principle” of freedom of movement.
French taxi drivers strike over competition from car servicesTaxi drivers in France have gone on strike for the second time in a month over what they claim is unfair competition from private hire car services. Government efforts to restrict...
Switzerland narrowly votes to curb immigrationSwiss voters have narrowly backed reintroducing strict immigration quotas, official results from a referendum on Sunday showed. The measure passed with around 50.3 percent of the v...
SWITZERLAND - IMMIGRATION
Switzerland votes on plan to cap immigrationSwiss voters will decide on Sunday whether to curb immigration by European Union citizens, in a referendum that risks igniting a row with Brussels.