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Guardian Unlimited
The man who brought you Brexit | Sam Knightsectors to the regulations of the single market.He believes that compromise on
The man who brought you Brexit | Sam Knight
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 hours ago
sectors to the regulations of the single market.He believes that compromise on free movement is possible, and that the Swiss government was making progress on the subject until talks were shut down before the British referendum. There is... Read more
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Swissinfo
Medical aid NGO condemns Aleppo bombingsof a humanitarian ceasefire and the immediate opening of an independent humanit
Medical aid NGO condemns Aleppo bombings
Swissinfo / Posted 12 hours ago
of a humanitarian ceasefire and the immediate opening of an independent humanitarian corridor,” the statement added. The Swiss government has on numerous occasions condemned the continued attacks on civilian and medical facilities in Syria. In... Read more
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Reuters
It’s time for Europe to stop holding referendumsArea, which they feared would be the first step toward EU membership. It didn’t
It’s time for Europe to stop holding referendums
Reuters / Posted 15 hours ago
Area, which they feared would be the first step toward EU membership. It didn’t necessarily make their lives easier. The Swiss government has since had to negotiate 120 bilateral agreements, which collectively provide less favorable access to the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Colombian peace deal deposited in Bernof the agreement, by agreeing to store it. Switzerland has been involved in the
Colombian peace deal deposited in Bern
Swissinfo / Posted 17 hours ago
of the agreement, by agreeing to store it. Switzerland has been involved in the peace process in Colombia however. The Swiss government provided experts to help with negotiations between the two sides. Foreign aid to Colombia, which weighed in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Swiss parliament votes to make women work longerwe really wanted to be fair, they should work even longer." To make the pill e
Swiss parliament votes to make women work longer
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 hours ago
we really wanted to be fair, they should work even longer." To make the pill easier to swallow, Berset stressed that the Swiss government was taking a range of measures aimed at narrowing the gender pay gap. Wednesday's vote is meanwhile just a... Read more
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DW
Swiss parliament approves draft bill on national burqa ban |60 percent of Swiss voters support a ban on the full-faced veil. However, even
Swiss parliament approves draft bill on national burqa ban |
DW / Posted yesterday
60 percent of Swiss voters support a ban on the full-faced veil. However, even if the proposal passed in a public vote, the Swiss government would still need to draft a legal proposal, which would then be subject to parliamentary approval. Ticino... Read more
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express
Call to ban Muslim women wearing hijab on passport photosa hijab in a photo but not a cap. "This is not a question of religious freedom
Call to ban Muslim women wearing hijab on passport photos
express / Posted yesterday
a hijab in a photo but not a cap. "This is not a question of religious freedom but of equal treatment.” Related articles Swiss government now allowed to hack into YOUR computer 'We come first' Italy FURIOUS as Swiss tries to block foreign... Read more
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The Economic Times
Switzerland ratifies convention for automatic tax information exchange regimethat Switzerland is "taking yet another step in the area of international coope
Switzerland ratifies convention for automatic tax information exchange regime
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
that Switzerland is "taking yet another step in the area of international cooperation in tax matters," Swiss government today said it has ratified multilateral convention on administrative assistance. The instruments of... Read more
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express
Swiss government now allowed to hack into YOUR computer...the FIS will only be able to do so after receiving a warrant from a federal tri
Swiss government now allowed to hack into YOUR computer...
express / Posted 3 days ago
the FIS will only be able to do so after receiving a warrant from a federal tribunal and oversight committee. The Swiss government says the new powers will only be used in the most necessary cases to monitor the highest-priory suspects,... Read more
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Swissinfo
Ticino wants to protect residents on labour marketin breach of international treaties, according to opponents of the proposal. Th
Ticino wants to protect residents on labour market
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
in breach of international treaties, according to opponents of the proposal. The initiative is subject to approval by the Swiss government and parliament. Against recommendation The cantonal Ticino government and parliament recommended rejection... Read more
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The Economic Times
Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concernsmore than 50,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, customary in Swit
Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concerns
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
more than 50,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, customary in Switzerland's system of direct democracy. The Swiss government had contended the nation's outdated intelligence laws had left Switzerland ill-equipped to tackle threats... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concernsmore than 50,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, customary in Swit
Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concerns
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
more than 50,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, customary in Switzerland's system of direct democracy. The Swiss government had contended the nation's outdated intelligence laws had left Switzerland ill-equipped to tackle threats... Read more
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Reuters
Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concernsmore than 50,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, customary in Swit
Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concerns
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
more than 50,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot, customary in Switzerland's system of direct democracy. The Swiss government had contended the nation's outdated intelligence laws had left Switzerland ill-equipped to tackle threats... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
Indain home ministry received Brahamdagh Bugti request for Indian identity cardBugti is currently in Switzerland and runs his political activities from there
Indain home ministry received Brahamdagh Bugti request for Indian identity card
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Bugti is currently in Switzerland and runs his political activities from there without official authorisation from the Swiss government, according to The Hindu. He filed the request with the Permanent Mission of India in Geneva on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Don't Beg Switzerland, Others for Nigeria's Stolen Funds, Sue Them, Falana Advises BuhariSwitzerland, where he (Buhari) asked for the urgent release of Nigeria's stolen
Don't Beg Switzerland, Others for Nigeria's Stolen Funds, Sue Them, Falana Advises Buhari
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Switzerland, where he (Buhari) asked for the urgent release of Nigeria's stolen funds hidden in the European nation. The Swiss government had earlier set conditions to release the money which largely involved official assurance that the money... Read more
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The Hindu
Home Ministry receives Baloch leader's request for Indian IDan asylum request was in 1959 to Dalai Lama. Mr. Bugti's is presently based in
Home Ministry receives Baloch leader's request for Indian ID
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
an asylum request was in 1959 to Dalai Lama. Mr. Bugti's is presently based in Switzerland and runs his party without official authorisation from the Swiss government. He filed the request with the Permanent Indian Mission at Geneva on... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss Pension Fight Pits Gourmet Pigs Against Dwindling Payoutsrates make it harder for firms across Europe to fund the asset pools set up to
Swiss Pension Fight Pits Gourmet Pigs Against Dwindling Payouts
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
rates make it harder for firms across Europe to fund the asset pools set up to provide for retired workers, prompting the Swiss government to plan a reduction in the rate of payouts on occupational pensions. If the current rate isn’t changed,... Read more
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Reuters
Swiss compromise on EU immigration clears first parliamentary hurdle- as long as a joint EU-Swiss commission also signs off. With the 2014 referen
Swiss compromise on EU immigration clears first parliamentary hurdle
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
- as long as a joint EU-Swiss commission also signs off. With the 2014 referendum meant to be implemented by February, the Swiss government had threatened to introduce unilateral immigration curbs before the compromise emerged this month as... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Swiss compromise on EU immigration clears first parliamentary hurdle- as long as a joint EU-Swiss commission also signs off. With the 2014 referen
Swiss compromise on EU immigration clears first parliamentary hurdle
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
- as long as a joint EU-Swiss commission also signs off. With the 2014 referendum meant to be implemented by February, the Swiss government had threatened to introduce unilateral immigration curbs before the compromise emerged this month as... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss compromise on EU immigration clears first parliamentary hurdlea joint EU-Swiss commission also signs off. [nL8N1BV489] With the 2014 referen
Swiss compromise on EU immigration clears first parliamentary hurdle
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
a joint EU-Swiss commission also signs off. [nL8N1BV489] With the 2014 referendum meant to be implemented by February, the Swiss government had threatened to introduce unilateral immigration curbs before the compromise emerged this month as... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss economic health remains in the balancerate than the eurozone.” The KOF Swiss economic Institute followed suit by rai
Swiss economic health remains in the balance
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
rate than the eurozone.” The KOF Swiss economic Institute followed suit by raising their forecast from 1.1% to 1.3%. The Swiss government were more conservative (1.5% prediction in September from 1.4% in June), but most indicators point to a... Read more
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Business Standard India
Seeking free movement, Baloch leader discusses terms for asylum in Indiamovement ahead. "My entire family is allowed to move out of Switzerland but th
Seeking free movement, Baloch leader discusses terms for asylum in India
Business Standard India / Posted 7 days ago
movement ahead. "My entire family is allowed to move out of Switzerland but there are restrictions on me by the Swiss government. There's lot to be done, I have to meet people, senators, diplomats, human right organisations throughout... Read more
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New Kerala
Seeking free movement, Baloch leader discusses terms for asylum in India - newkerala.com #121661movement ahead. "My entire family is allowed to move out of Switzerland but th
Seeking free movement, Baloch leader discusses terms for asylum in India - newkerala.com #121661
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
movement ahead. "My entire family is allowed to move out of Switzerland but there are restrictions on me by the Swiss government. There's lot to be done, I have to meet people, senators, diplomats, human right organisations throughout... Read more
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express
Swiss immigration deal: Could the UK strike the same migrant deal with the EU after Brexitto strike a new deal with the EUWhat is the Swiss immigration deal? Brussels h
Swiss immigration deal: Could the UK strike the same migrant deal with the EU after Brexit
express / Posted 8 days ago
to strike a new deal with the EUWhat is the Swiss immigration deal? Brussels has so far refused to negotiate with the Swiss government saying that free movement is a condition of its EU single market membership.Related articles Maciej... Read more
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express
EU backtracking on free movement at last?! Juncker buckles on Swiss immigration dealJuncker revealed he was willing to compromise following the latest round of tal
EU backtracking on free movement at last?! Juncker buckles on Swiss immigration deal
express / Posted 9 days ago
Juncker revealed he was willing to compromise following the latest round of talks between the European Commission and the Swiss government. Brussels insists on free movement of people as a condition for non-EU member Switzerland joining the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Quota for permits meant for non-EU workers exhaustedThe Swiss government has confirmed that the federal quota for temporary residen
Quota for permits meant for non-EU workers exhausted
Swissinfo / Posted 9 days ago
The Swiss government has confirmed that the federal quota for temporary residence permits for workers outside the European Union region has been reached this month. Swiss cantons such as Geneva, Zurich, Vaud and Basel City have already used up their... Read more
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Swissinfo
Juncker Eyes ‘Swiss-Specific’ Immigration Deal Despite Brexita two-year-old dispute with Switzerland over immigration in a country-specific
Juncker Eyes ‘Swiss-Specific’ Immigration Deal Despite Brexit
Swissinfo / Posted 9 days ago
a two-year-old dispute with Switzerland over immigration in a country-specific manner even in the wake of Brexit. The Swiss government has been at pains to implement restrictions on European Union newcomers decided upon in a 2014 referendum... Read more
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express
Enough! Migrants protest as Switzerland slams border shut in new crackdownlittle help from their EU neighbours, sparking a spat between Matteo Renzi's go
Enough! Migrants protest as Switzerland slams border shut in new crackdown
express / Posted 9 days ago
little help from their EU neighbours, sparking a spat between Matteo Renzi's government and Germany's Angela Merkel. The Swiss government expects fewer asylum requests Now, the unilateral move from Switzerland will see the country that sits... Read more
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New Kerala
Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti to seek asylum in India - newkerala.com #120829Bugti told IANS. Asked for the reason behind applying for asylum in India, he
Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti to seek asylum in India - newkerala.com #120829
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
Bugti told IANS. Asked for the reason behind applying for asylum in India, he cited "political restrictions" placed by the Swiss government, especially the restriction to move out of Switzerland. "He is not allowed to travel outside Switzerland,... Read more
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Sarawak Report
Confirmed - Najib Demanded That Thailand Should Not Release Justo!the return of their political prisoner! The U-turn is believed to have caused
Confirmed - Najib Demanded That Thailand Should Not Release Justo!
Sarawak Report / Posted 11 days ago
the return of their political prisoner! The U-turn is believed to have caused consternation and fury in Berne, where the Swiss Government plainly now regard their national as being held as a political prisoner for criminal reasons. The case... Read more
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Reuters
Swiss play down talks with Juncker on EU immigration curbsZURICH The Swiss government on Friday played down prospects for a deal on immig
Swiss play down talks with Juncker on EU immigration curbs
Reuters / Posted 12 days ago
ZURICH The Swiss government on Friday played down prospects for a deal on immigration with visiting European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker next week amid an impasse over Swiss efforts to curb arrivals from the EU. Brussels insists on free... Read more
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Swissinfo
Switzerland expects fewer refugees after border clampdownZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government expects fewer asylum requests in 2016 t
Switzerland expects fewer refugees after border clampdown
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government expects fewer asylum requests in 2016 than last year, after a clampdown on migrants crossing the Italian border. Landlocked Switzerland is budgeting for 35,000 asylum requests this year, the Swiss Federal... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Switzerland expects fewer refugees after border clampdownZURICH: The Swiss government expects fewer asylum requests in 2016 than last ye
Switzerland expects fewer refugees after border clampdown
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 12 days ago
ZURICH: The Swiss government expects fewer asylum requests in 2016 than last year, after a clampdown on migrants crossing the Italian border. Landlocked Switzerland is budgeting for 35,000 asylum requests this year, the Swiss Federal Council said on... Read more
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Sarawak Report
Held Hostage! Najib Pressures Thailand To Keep Star Witness Xavier Justo Jailed EXCLUSIVEreversal, the Thai authorities have made a U-turn over a promised prisoner tran
Held Hostage! Najib Pressures Thailand To Keep Star Witness Xavier Justo Jailed EXCLUSIVE
Sarawak Report / Posted 12 days ago
reversal, the Thai authorities have made a U-turn over a promised prisoner transfer agreement for Xavier Justo with the Swiss Government. Under normal rules for prisoner release the star witness and whistleblower in the 1MDB/PetroSaudi... Read more
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The Economic Times
Exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti to get Indian citizenship: Pakistan mediasupport for Modi and his support for us," the BRP source is quoted as saying.
Exiled Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti to get Indian citizenship: Pakistan media
The Economic Times / Posted 13 days ago
support for Modi and his support for us," the BRP source is quoted as saying. Brahumdagh has alleged in the past that the Swiss government is under pressure from Pakistan to not grant him citizenship. He realized earlier this year, the report... Read more
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Swissinfo
Post-sanctions Iran trade sputters into new erain and out of Iran and others can use alternative money transfer systems to mov
Post-sanctions Iran trade sputters into new era
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
in and out of Iran and others can use alternative money transfer systems to move smaller amounts of money. In addition, the Swiss government export insurance scheme has been beefed up to cope with more potential bad deals. “Domestic companies in... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Oriana Fallaci And The Suicide Of The West– Muslim groups in France and Italy filed lawsuits against her and called for a
Oriana Fallaci And The Suicide Of The West
The Jewish Press / Posted 13 days ago
– Muslim groups in France and Italy filed lawsuits against her and called for a ban of The Rage and the Pride while the Swiss government asked that she be extradited to stand trial for incitement – and the death threats that had come her way... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Research consortium to receive 5.1 million euros to develop new device for breast cancer diagnoisbeing examined. The consortium is to receive a grant of 4.35 million euros fro
Research consortium to receive 5.1 million euros to develop new device for breast cancer diagnois
News-Medical-Net / Posted 13 days ago
being examined. The consortium is to receive a grant of 4.35 million euros from the European Union and the rest from the Swiss government, for the development of the device. Project leader Srirang Manohar calls the proposed device, which has been... Read more
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Swissinfo
Commodity traders accused of ‘illegitimate’ African fuel tradecountries to raise the regulatory bar that currently permits the sale of poor q
Commodity traders accused of ‘illegitimate’ African fuel trade
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
countries to raise the regulatory bar that currently permits the sale of poor quality fuels. It also demanded that the Swiss government implement “mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence requirements for Swiss companies”, to... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss-British meeting focuses on free tradefor 2016, met with Britain’s Minister of State for Trade Policy, Lord Price, in
Swiss-British meeting focuses on free trade
Swissinfo / Posted 14 days ago
for 2016, met with Britain’s Minister of State for Trade Policy, Lord Price, in Bern on Wednesday. According to the Swiss government, the two discussed Brexit’s impact on Britain’s trade policy as well as “maintaining and strengthening”... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Falana to FG - Reject Swiss' Conditions for $321 Million Abacha Lootletter reads in part: "We note that, recently, the Swiss ambassador to Nigeria,
Falana to FG - Reject Swiss' Conditions for $321 Million Abacha Loot
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
letter reads in part: "We note that, recently, the Swiss ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Eric Mayoraz, disclosed that the Swiss government would soon return $321m of Abacha loot to Nigeria. As part of the process of repatriation, the ambassador... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Falana Wants Buhari to Reject Swiss Govt's ConditionsHuman rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to r
Falana Wants Buhari to Reject Swiss Govt's Conditions
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the conditionality attached by the Swiss government before the return of $321 million Abacha loot to Nigeria. In a letter to the president, Mr. Falana said though... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss will look to Malta for help with EU dealingsand the conflicts in Libya and Syria, the economics ministry said in a statemen
Swiss will look to Malta for help with EU dealings
Swissinfo / Posted 18 days ago
and the conflicts in Libya and Syria, the economics ministry said in a statement. Schneider-Ammann emphasized that the Swiss government wants a solution that is mutually acceptable to the EU. “Malta clearly expressed its willingness to help... Read more
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New Kerala
Sharif's special envoy on Kashmir fails to get official meeting with Swiss Govt. - newkerala.com #116938Nawaz Sharif's Special Envoy Awais Leghari, who is on a visit to Switzerland, h
Sharif's special envoy on Kashmir fails to get official meeting with Swiss Govt. - newkerala.com #116938
New Kerala / Posted 18 days ago
Nawaz Sharif's Special Envoy Awais Leghari, who is on a visit to Switzerland, has failed to get an appointment with the Swiss government. Leghari has also failed to meet a major corporate group as well, according to sources. Even the Swiss... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss Ambassador has Washington simmeringhe was a postgraduate assistant at the university, and worked in a bank and pub
Swiss Ambassador has Washington simmering
Swissinfo / Posted 20 days ago
he was a postgraduate assistant at the university, and worked in a bank and publishing house. Dahinden was appointed by the Swiss Government as the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, taking office in 2014. Prior to that, he served as... Read more
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Reuters
Low tax Zug aims to become Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'service, letting markets decide which types of services will prove successful,"
Low tax Zug aims to become Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'
Reuters / Posted 21 days ago
service, letting markets decide which types of services will prove successful," a FINMA spokesman told Reuters. The Swiss government has asked the finance ministry for proposals this year. "We are working on solutions and expect concrete... Read more
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Swissinfo
Temporary student exchange programme to continuein response to Swiss voters approving in 2014 a proposal to re-introduce immigr
Temporary student exchange programme to continue
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
in response to Swiss voters approving in 2014 a proposal to re-introduce immigration quotas for EU citizens. The Swiss government says it is seeking a long-term deal with the EU on future Swiss participation in exchange and cooperation... Read more
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Swissinfo
Apprenticeships require trust in teenseasy to align current legislation with new needs. In the case of Bulgaria – whi
Apprenticeships require trust in teens
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
easy to align current legislation with new needs. In the case of Bulgaria – which is receiving funding and advice from the Swiss government to set up a vocational training network – there have been concerns about whether international labour laws... Read more
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FOX News
Investigation: Pilot in Swiss jet crash told to fly too lowSwiss fighter jet shows crews on the ground had instructed the doomed pilot to
Investigation: Pilot in Swiss jet crash told to fly too low
FOX News / Posted 22 days ago
Swiss fighter jet shows crews on the ground had instructed the doomed pilot to fly at an inappropriately low altitude. The Swiss government said Tuesday that the 27-year-old pilot took off from nearby Meiringen air base relying on the instrument... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Investigation: Pilot in Swiss jet crash told to fly too lowSwiss fighter jet shows crews on the ground had instructed the doomed pilot to
Investigation: Pilot in Swiss jet crash told to fly too low
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 22 days ago
Swiss fighter jet shows crews on the ground had instructed the doomed pilot to fly at an inappropriately low altitude. The Swiss government said Tuesday that the 27-year-old pilot took off from nearby Meiringen air base relying on the instrument... Read more
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