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Why Zurich beats Geneva on quality of life.

Making foreigners feel unwelcome in Switzerland. Far worse in the 1970s.

Bern wants shops to stay open longer.

Geneva’s Left wants 1% of salaries to pay for dentistry.
Geneva car show 2016 opens. Click to see what's under the cover.
No relief for Swiss renters despite falling interest rates.
The sort of skiing that could get you arrested.
Last Sunday's Swiss vote results.
5 films that will change the way you feel about refugees.
Investec Switzerland market and business roundup.
Film: Zoolander 2 - stars making fools of themselves.
Things to do this weekend and beyond.


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Why Zurich beats Geneva on quality of life

Why Zurich beats Geneva on quality of life

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Mercer recently published it's 2016 quality of life ranking of 230 cities around the world. Both Zurich and Geneva made the global top ten. But what puts Zurich second, six places ahead of Geneva at number eight?...Click to read

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Making foreigners feel unwelcome in Switzerland. Far worse in the 1970s.

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A documentary called The Schwarzenbach Years recounts Switzerland's fear of foreigners in the 1970s. Clear parallels can be seen between then recent votes. On 7 June 1970, Swiss voted on the Schwarzenbach initiative, a plan to reduce the number of foreigners to 10% of the population in every canton... Click to read

Dentistry

Geneva’s Left wants 1% of salaries to pay for dentistry

20 Minutes

Two of Geneva's Left wing parties want to see compulsory dental care. Their plan would be funded by compulsory salary deductions of 1%...  Click to read

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Bern wants shops to stay open longer

Bern wants shops to stay open longer

Le Matin

The National council thinks shops should be allowed to stay open until 8pm across all of Switzerland. Those supporting the change say it optional and will help fight cross-border shopping. Those against say it will hurt staff, women in particular...  Click to read

Geneva car show 2016.

Geneva car show 2016 opens. Click to see what’s under the cover.
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On 3 March 2016, the rubber hit the stage at the Geneva car show. The show is at Palexpo, next to Geneva airport. There are too many cars to mention them all so here are videos of two of the stars.... Click to read.

No relief for Swiss...

No relief for Swiss renters despite falling interest rates

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Every three months the rate of interest used to set Swiss rents is reviewed. If it goes down some renters have the right to request a decrease in rent. Click to read

The sort of skiing that could get you arrested

The sort of skiing that could get you arrested

Candide Thovex. Some will have heard of him some might not have. He comes from La Clusaz, about 40 minutes from Geneva, started skiing at two, and is considered by many to be the world's most accomplished freestyle and freeride skier. Armed with a strap-on-camera, he has also produced a high speed skiing film trilogy, that has attracted nearly 28 million views. The first and third films allude to his arrest. His skiing is dangerous and he really should be arrested... Click to view

Last Sunday's Swiss vote results

Last Sunday's Swiss vote results

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For those who have not seen the results yet, here they are. Three were rejected and one was accepted... Click to read

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5 films that will change the way you feel about refugees

5 films that will change the way you feel about refugees

Some people flee their homes for a better life. Others do it for survival. The five films (and their trailers) below bring to life the unimaginable savagery and tragedy of life in some parts of the world. These five are a small selection of those showing at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, running from 4 to 13 March 2016… Click to read

Swiss market and business roundup

Swiss market and business roundup – 4 March 2016

Weekly Swiss business roundup
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The SMI is set to close higher this week but lagging behind gains of global equity markets after heavyweight...Read more.

- Swiss GDP pick-up beats forecast

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Film Review
Film: Zoolander 2 - stars making fools of themselves

Neptune
I reluctantly went to see this film to be able to warn you against it. I had heard the worst about it. Ben Stiller is a mediocre actor (unlike his talented parents, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara) with a one-expression face and a knack for making garbage hits that have him laughing all the way to the bank. But... Click for more.

Things to do this week
Things to do this week and beyond

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