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He warned that such methods might be put to use in the next Swiss general election. However, Lobsiger said that he has already taken measures to reduce that risk. In his interview on Saturday he said that all Swiss political parties had been sent instructions on how they could – and could not – use private ...
LAHORE: PML (N) MNA Hamza Shahbaz has said all political parties, armed forces and judiciary should work together to take this nation forward. ... Trade here at Expo Centre where Chinese Consul General Long Dingbin, business heads from UK, Turkey, Switzerland, Korea and China were there. Hamza ...

This was also Kiener Nellen's experience. She said that her team was not only tolerated but “welcomed” by the Russian election administrators. She added that there were not only OSCE observers present but that political parties, candidates and non-governmental organisations had also been allowed to ...
Such practices were the focus of a recent investigation (in German)external link by Zurich magazine Republik into the allegedly illegal data practices of, amongst others, Swiss political parties and proponents of a campaign to scrap the licence fee for public broadcasting (rejected by voters earlier this month) ...
Ultimately, the Swiss support all political parties in their efforts to bring issues resulting from the civic dialogue to the political agenda in the government and parliament. In the run-up to the first free elections three years ago, Switzerland provided logistical support for the Myanmar electoral authorities.
Launched by the conservative-right Swiss People's Party, the initiative proposes that the federal constitution should take precedence over ... As for political parties, a large coalition of left and centre parties reckons that the initiative seeks to undermine the European Convention on Human Rights, an action ...

The European Commission and most of the political parties in Switzerland reacted positively to Cassis' statements on Monday. The conservative right People's Party, however, criticised the government for bowing to Brussels will, and called once again for the planned institutional framework agreement to be ...
Swiss voters on Sunday overwhelming rejected an initiative backed by the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) which would have seen the scrapping of a ... voiced fears scrapping the fee – essential to the funding of state radio and television – would seriously threaten national cohesion in Switzerland.
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 ...
A person cycles on a snowy road during heavy snowfalls, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, March 1, 2018. A cold .... Dragging blankets and sleeping bags, numerous officials, from an array of political parties, wore their blue, white and red sashes, France's national colors, denoting their status. At least ...
Geneva's airport was closed “until further notice” after the Swiss city was blanketed by snowfall overnight. Switzerland has in recent days seen temperatures plunge to nearly -40 degrees Celsius at higher altitudes. Demand for power and gas in Poland has set new records as freezing temperatures grip the ...
Dragging blankets and sleeping bags, numerous officials, from an array of political parties, wore their blue, white and red sashes, France's national colors, denoting their status. At least 13 ... Geneva's airport has been closed “until further notice” after the Swiss city was blanketed by snowfall overnight.
According to the political party, how should the relationship between the state and the Christian churches look like? Many party members and officials are somewhat critical of the Protestant and Catholic state churches and would tend to gradually support a stronger separation between state and church.
Both Duque and LaRose referenced gun laws in nations such as Switzerland, Australia and Japan – all countries with significantly stricter gun laws than the United States. Though Duque said that a ban on semiautomatic weapons would lead to decreased violence, LaRose said he believes such a ban ...
Legalised brothels, flat tax and a repeal of 400 laws: Here's what Italy's political parties are promising ahead of this week's election ... is mainly focused on immigration policies and on the improvement of the welfare and tax regime," Giovanni Montalti, an analyst at Swiss bank UBS said in a recent note.
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 ...
Send a message to both political parties. President Donald Trump walks through the Congress Center at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25, 2018. Photographer: JASON ALDEN/BLOOMBERG VIA THE WASHINGTON POST. Bravo to Jim Schlembach for his well-written and ...

Popular articles. France kicks up a stink over Switzerland's 'rubbish tourists' · Three Spaniards die in Swiss avalanche · Easter weekend forecast in Switzerland: mixed weather and queues at the Gotthard. Advertisement ...
Swiss researchers are looking into a theory that there's a ninth, previously unknown giant planet out there. We'll delve into their work and ... Political party and campaign funding is notoriously opaque in Switzerland, a fact that some say is a major flaw in the country's democracy. We look at why this is the ...
swiss-online-gambling-referendum Switzerland's plans to block the domains of internationally licensed gambling sites will face a voter referendum after opponents successfully gathered enough signatures. On Thursday, a coalition of Swiss political party youth groups, internet service providers and civil ...
An online gambling bill passed through Swiss parliament last year is set for a national referendum, reports swissinfo.ch, after a coalition of political parties succeeded in gathering enough votes to warrant a public vote. Switzerland's legislature passed the controversial new laws in September of 2017, with ...
This week, Italy stepped up to maintain its place in the upcoming European online poker liquidity launch, and Swiss youth created a grassroots ... That prompted youth organizations from four Swiss political parties – Free Democratic Party, Green Party, Green Liberal Party, and Swiss People's Party – to ...
On Tuesday, Swiss media outlet Blick reported that a coalition of three political parties and the Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (ISOC-CH) had so far collected around 65k signatures, of which 25k have been certified by the state. The group has until January 18 to certify the additional 25k signatures ...
For the first time, an opinion survey about contributions to political parties by big companies in Switzerland had been carried out and published. ... A large bank will hardly have just charitable motives for donating a million francs to this or that political party, but will expect some advantage in return for its ...
Some centrist parties, like Switzerland's Social Democrats and Austria's Social Democratic Party, have adopted populist rhetoric and have given up on their longstanding platforms of further .... Every country in Europe has some element of discontent with the union or with the traditional political parties.
Switzerland's political parties have united in anger after the European Union took the country's financial services sector hostage in negotiations over a new trade treaty, a move that could set a precedent for Brexit talks. Under EU financial regulations that came into force yesterday, Switzerland's investment ...
The people's initiative is a powerful tool in the hands of Swiss voters enabling them to effect change from below against the will of parliament and ... Switzerland is an indirect democracy. ... In most cases initiatives are launched by established organisations, pressure groups, or political parties themselves.
Legally, no one can be dismissed on the basis of their sexual orientation, membership of a political party or religious group, union membership, or when prevented from ... In addition, workers who are sent by their foreign employers to work in Switzerland have to be paid the same rates as Swiss workers.
At 45, Alain Berset is the youngest politician to become Swiss president since 1934. He holds the rotating post for 2018. In an interview with swissinfo.ch, Berset remains cautious about a change in Swiss-EU relations and talks about whether Switzerland is experiencing its own ballot box protests.
Health matters were top of the list of people's concerns in Switzerland over the past 12 months, as an overview of political efforts outside parliament shows. ... In addition to the mentioned healthcare staff initiative, a plan by the political left to make the funding of political parties more transparent and a ...
The council said it has the backing of the major political parties, except for the Swiss People's Party. The Federal Council, the national executive of the government, a group made of representatives of major political parties, recommended that voters reject the "burka ban" initiative. The "burka ban" initiative ...
15 (Xinhua) -- Outgoing president of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, on Friday called for extending the country's presidential term to two years, instead of the ... The Swiss presidency is rotated on a yearly basis among the seven members of the Federal Council, who do not all belong to the same political party.
According to the German Centre for Economic Statistics (CESifo) Malta and Switzerland are the only two European countries that have no public financing system for political parties. Many ordinary people would argue this is rightly so as political parties should not use taxpayers' money to fund their often ...
The country's government successfully passed legislation in September 2017 that would introduce online licensing to Switzerland for the first time, despite opposition from a number of smaller opposition political parties. However, the country's unique political system means that if any group can collect at ...
Health matters were top of the list of people's concerns in Switzerland over the past 12 months, as an overview of political efforts outside parliament shows. ... In addition to the mentioned healthcare staff initiative, a plan by the political left to make the funding of political parties more transparent and a ...
At 45, Alain Berset is the youngest politician to become Swiss president since 1934. He holds the rotating post for 2018. In an interview with swissinfo.ch, Berset remains cautious about a change in Swiss-EU relations and talks about whether Switzerland is experiencing its own ballot box protests.
Public financing of political parties? Except for India and Switzerland, all the established democracies engage in some form of public subsidy. In an age where money wins elections, doing away with corporate and union donations and replacing those with public subsidies makes for a more level playing ...
When a popular initiative to limit immigration passed by a narrow margin in 2014, Kleiner was struck by how no political party had defended the country's liberal values. She set out to remind voters of what was at stake: Switzerland could either remain a bastion of liberal values, or it could become “a ...
Swiss banks must have equal access to the European Union markets to guarantee Switzerland's CHF1.3 billion pledge to help improve living standards in ... This enraged rightwing and centre-right political parties, with politicians threatening to spark a referendum aimed at striking down any further EU ...
Without obligation on part of the bank to disclose identity of its depositors is akin to a 'Swiss Bank' sort of secrecy,” says a petition field before the Bombay High Court by ... The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, a political party in Sikkim, had accused SBS of servicing ineligible bank accounts during demonetisation.
A Swiss federal court has dismissed an asylum appeal by Nekane Txapartegi, convicted in Spain of supporting the Basque separatist group ETA. ... decisions, and her case had the backing of many non-governmental and human rights organisations, as well as political parties in both Switzerland and Spain.
There are about three dozen nationwide political parties in Sweden, but only eight are represented in parliament. ... and sociologist” who lives in seclusion in the Swiss Alps. Freinacht blogs at metamoderna.org, where he puts forward ideas of a society based on the principles of metamodernism, a school of ...
The most defining change in the political landscape has been the rise of the conservative right Swiss People's Party. During the 1990s, the People's Party opposed Switzerland opening up to international organizations like the United Nations and the European Union. Now it is the strongest political party in ...
Paving the way for India to get instant access to details on Indians with Swiss accounts, a key parliamentary panel in Switzerland has approved an automatic ... A major right-wing political party had raised objection to the pact with India and some other countries citing corruption and other risks, but those ...
The idea of digital IDs in Switzerland has been kicked around since 2002 when the government decided it was a good idea. ... The 35-page consultation document, which includes the views of cantons, political parties and others, offers some clues to what these new digital or e-IDs might look like.
Last month Pakistan summoned the Swiss ambassador to lodge a ... The emergence of outlawed religious groups as political parties may ...
The American occupation of Iraq empowered political parties representing Iraq's Shi'ite majority, close to Saudi Arabia's regional rival Iran.
The department is in charge of the party's relations with foreign political parties, and has traditionally served as a conduit for Chinese diplomacy ...
... told Swiss media that Trump's leaving the Iranian deal's fate to Congress was "very dangerous" and opened the door to "party politics".
The attack appeared to target a local leader from the Jamiat political party, according to a statement from Balkh provincial governor Atta ...


 

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