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The year 1968 wasn't a sudden revolution; instead it was a year that brought a broad range of social upheavals. The world was progressing – but many were not particularly happy with the prosperous post-war era. In the 1950s, conservative observers, even in Switzerland, feared that consumerism and ...
He wasted little time in turning his Swiss outburst to his domestic political advantage; the bulk of his base are, after all, pious Muslims who had long felt uncomfortable with Turkey's ... But Corbyn consistently chooses the easy, populist path, and that prises open a moral vacuum at the heart of his politics.

What country has liberal gun ownership laws and does a good job of preventing gun violence? Switzerland. Swiss Army reservists and militia are required to keep assault rifles in their home in case called up. The Swiss Federal Office of Police oversees sale and licensing of firearms. Swiss laws encourage ...
Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis has arrived in Beijing, his first official visit outside Europe. Political, economic and bilateral relations between Switzerland and China will be the focus of his talks, before he travels to Mongolia. In the Chinese capital on Monday, Cassis met Swiss business ...
BERN, Switzerland, March 30 (KUNA) -- The Swiss Confederation supports all efforts carried out by the State of Kuwait to resolve the Gulf crisis, said Kuwaiti ... This statement to KUNA came at the conclusion of the fourth Kuwaiti-Swiss strategic dialogue attended by the State Secretary of the Swiss Federal ...
While it is not unusual for multinationals, via their US-based subsidiaries, to engage in lobbying, the amounts of money spent by Swiss firms on lobbying in 2017 rose markedly compared ... Several issues at the top of the US political agenda in 2017 were of concern to the managers of Swiss corporations.

Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St Gallen: Switzerland's largest cities are dominated by parties on the political left. ... After its defeat in Zurich at the beginning of March, the Radicals launched an “FDP-Urban” project, bringing together eight municipal formations from the biggest Swiss cities.
My interest in Switzerland stems from the family connection, of course, but I also find that Switzerland and Canada are quite similar in their federal systems of government, high standards of living, and multilingualism. As a teenager, I became rather interested in politics, and Swiss direct democracy appealed ...
My interest in Switzerland stems from the family connection, of course, but I also find that Switzerland and Canada are quite similar in their federal systems of government, high standards of living, and multilingualism. As a teenager, I became rather interested in politics, and Swiss direct democracy appealed ...
This was the first time that an initiative for greater financial transparency in politics had gained voters' backing in Switzerland's main German-speaking region. As a result, the Young Socialists are now considering a similar move in Basel City. So far, only three cantons in the French and Italian-speaking ...
As the Swiss arts councilcelebrates its 20th anniversary, it faces the challenge of expanding its operations in sub-Saharan Africa, and at the same time, ... Joseph Gaylard, head of the Johannesburg office, sees his job asconstantly mediatingbetween the very different realities and mindsets of Switzerland ...
Switzerland's French and Italian speakers - the 'Latins' - are sometimes painted as a single political bloc forming a natural ally against the German-speakers. But this ... German (both High German and Swiss German) is spoken by about 63% of the population, French by about 23%, and Italian by about 8%.
Switzerland has been swept up in the grassroots '#metoo' movement and the growing dissatisfaction among women with the status quo. .... elected to the seven-member executive body, the Federal Council, triggering widespread protests and a major gender equality transformation process in Swiss politics.
He thinks the real problem is a lack cycling infrastructure. Putting cycling lanes, that often haphazardly end, next to fast moving traffic is asking for trouble. This could explain cyclists using sidewalks but does not provide an excuse for running a red light. Perhaps Switzerland's knack for clear headed political ...
On the tenth anniversary of the New Delhi office of Pro Helvetia, Switzerland's public foundation for disseminating Swiss arts and culture, Director Akshay Pathak ... I think it is a very interesting time politically in our region, i.e. South Asia, with a lot of artists grappling with questions of resistance, politics etc.
On Thursday, it called on parties and states with influence to engage in the political process. Switzerland also stressed the importance of implementing a ceasefire so that civilians could be helped and protected. Burundi was another country on the Swiss radar following the violence linked to the 2015 ...
Switzerland has been swept up in the grassroots '#metoo' movement and the growing dissatisfaction among women with the status quo. .... elected to the seven-member executive body, the Federal Council, triggering widespread protests and a major gender equality transformation process in Swiss politics.

Daniel Warner is a Swiss-American political scientist and former Deputy to the Director, Graduate Institute, Geneva. ... While Bannon may be a fascinating character, and his speech may give insights into his perception of what is happening in the United States, his politics will not translate in Switzerland.
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday handily rejected a proposal brought by free-market advocates to end mandatory fees to finance publicly ... an early exit poll by the gfs.bern agency projecting 71 percent of Swiss voters had rejected the initiative, one of many held under Switzerland's distinct form of ...
Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to cut taxpayer funding to public broadcasters, after a campaign that stirred debate about the media's role in fostering national unity. The “No Billag” initiative – a reference to the Billag firm that collects the media licensing fee – divided Switzerland along political and ...
Voters have rejected a proposal to do away with the mandatory licence fee for Switzerland's public broadcasters. ... Moves are already underway by several political parties in parliament, particularly on the right, to curb advertising revenue for the public Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), swissinfo.ch's ...
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo a poster against the 'No Billag' initiative is displayed at a meeting of the Christian Democratic party CVP in Bern, Switzerland. Swiss voters can decide in a referendum on March 4, 2018 on a proposal to stop the mandatory licence fee for services of the Swiss ...
Publicly supported RTS radio, citing an exit poll by the gfs.bern agency, says first projections show 71 percent of Swiss voters have rejected the "No Billag" referendum, named for the company that collects the fees. A "yes" would have end TV license fees of about 450 francs ($480) per year. If that result ...
March 01: Business Recorder report by Parvez Jabri states that 10th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Switzerland was held in ... Ambassador Zaheer A. Janjua, Additional Secretary (Europe), led the Pakistan delegation, while the Swiss side was headed by Ambassador ...
Switzerland's federal government must periodically seek voter approval to collect taxes. If Sunday's vote is successful, a constitutional amendment will be made extending the government's right to tax Swiss residents. Switzerland taxes residents at three levels: federal, cantonal (state) and municipal.
ISLAMABAD: The 10th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between Pakistan and Switzerland was held in Berne on Feb, 26-27 where two sides reviewed all ... Ambassador Zaheer A. Janjua, Additional Secretary (Europe), led the Pakistan delegation, while the Swiss side was headed by Ambassador ...
She adds that the fact that Swiss women only won the right to vote less than 50 years ago has had an economic impact. Women across all age groups still have fewer social and economic resources. In other words: on average, women in Switzerland have less political expertise, interest, and access to ...
The judge must now decide whether to request her immediate extradition from Swiss authorities. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, meaning that both governments will be involved in the process, making it a political rather than a merely legal issue. Swiss laws forbid handing over alleged ...
Overall little changed in a year. 36% of the more than 22,000 surveyed in a poll recently published by Vimentis, said they were either satisfied or fairly satisfied with Swiss politics. On the flip side, 45% were dissatisfied or fairly dissatisfied and 19% were non-comital. The year before, 36% said they were ...
Overall little changed in a year. 36% of the more than 22,000 surveyed in a poll recently published by Vimentis, said they were either satisfied or fairly satisfied with Swiss politics. On the flip side, 45% were dissatisfied or fairly dissatisfied and 19% were non-comital. The year before, 36% said they were ...
Nearly 70% of rightwing voters are dissatisfied with Swiss politics, while the proportion across all voters remains stable at 45%, according to an online survey. Published by the Vimentis association on Monday, the survey also found that voters of the centrist Protestant Party (61%) are most satisfied. In total ...
The Swiss! Switzerland has had this system, a direct consequence of direct democracy, for decades. In May 2017, a political earthquake shook France: Emmanuel Macron was elected ... But how does Switzerland do the math to reach that figure? .... In recent years Swiss politics has become more polarised.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — A group of mostly rich, industrialized countries said Tuesday that Switzerland should do more to prosecute companies and apply tougher penalties for bribery. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development also praised the Swiss Attorney General's office for ...
The "No Billag" initiative -- a reference to the Billag firm that collects the media licensing fee -- divided Switzerland on political and generational lines. But 71 percent voted "no" to the proposals, according to official results published by the Swiss news agency ATS. Rejection of the initiative was "a strong sign ...
How do you make Switzerland even more democratic? By involving randomly chosen citizens in the deliberation process ahead of popular votes. A research project first carried out in the US state of Oregon will test that practice, in part to address populist proposals. The project, called “A non-populist theory ...
SDSN Switzerland was officially launched on February 15 with a full-day conference under the banner 'Where Society, Science and Politics Create Solutions. ... The 2030 Agenda also calls on the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), under the auspices of the UN Economic and ...
Ignazio Cassis spoke today at the Geneva Conference on Disarmament and pledged Switzerland's full support for efforts to prevent armed conflicts. ... And aside from sanctions, Cassis said it was “essential to maintain dialogue to reach a political solution” and said that Bern is ready to facilitate a dialogue ...
For many people in the US gun lobby, Switzerland is the place to follow when it comes to showing how to balance private gun ownership with public safety. ... And many of them do - in 2000, over a quarter of Swiss gun owners said they kept their weapon for army or police duty, compared to less than 5% of ...
It's a truism to say that a country's landscape, culture and politics shapes its art, but this absolutely applies to metal. After a number of successful Swiss rock and prog bands emerged in the 1970s like Gotthard, Krokus, Toad, Krokodil, and The Young Gods, Swiss metal really began with the legendary Celtic ...
Switzerland's Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has called on states to reject a world where the “law of the strongest” prevails during his first speech at the ... Cassis also urged greater political support and resources to guarantee the continued “success” of the Human Rights Council, as well as that of the UN ...
When trying to understand which parts of the EU Britain should or should not remain part of, it's helpful to look at the countries on the bloc's fringe. We can think of these different types of relationship with the EU as a scale, from greater closeness but less control to lesser closeness but more control.
Petra Volpe's The Divine Order (2017) manages to tell the story of the vote in a personal manner, without skimping on the politics, and that's ... The film melds intimate drama, politics and history into a homogenous whole that illustrates the feminist rallying cry, quoted in the film, that “the personal is political”.
"And if the Spanish state were to call for (my) extradition, we shall study a possible request for political asylum" in Switzerland, she added. Earlier in the week she had told Swiss media that she found excessive the fallout from the Catalan referendum, in terms of police investigations and charges brought ...
She adds that the fact that Swiss women only won the right to vote less than 50 years ago has had an economic impact. Women across all age groups still have fewer social and economic resources. In other words: on average, women in Switzerland have less political expertise, interest, and access to ...
In addition, they may no longer enter Switzerland or travel through Switzerland. In order to implement UN Security Council resolutions, the Swiss government already adopted sanctions against the DRC in June 2005. These included an arms embargo and financial and travel sanctions against the political ...
ABIDJAN – Switzerland imposed sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 14 allies of Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday amid a worsening political crisis linked to his refusal to step down. Congolese security forces have killed dozens of protesters in ...
The judge must now decide whether to request her immediate extradition from Swiss authorities. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, meaning that both governments will be involved in the process, making it a political rather than a merely legal issue. Swiss laws forbid handing over alleged ...
Two Swiss athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea have become the first competitors to be hit by an outbreak of the norovirus. The freestyle skiers were taken away from the rest of the team after being diagnosed, the Swiss team said. The pair have been named in Swiss media as ...
Switzerland's stock exchange has only been approved as “equivalent” to their European counterparts for a year, under the MiFID II and MiFIR rules — and even this decision, delivered just before Christmas last year, depends on broader Swiss politics. This marks the first time the Commission has considered politics when .
For one thing, Switzerland's rate of gun ownership is still substantially lower than America's—in Switzerland the rate is roughly one gun per four people, whereas in the U.S. it's more than one per person, according to GunPolicy.org. The Swiss Defense Ministry estimates that there are 2 million privately ...


 

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