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#Swiss voters soundly reject corporate tax overhaul

#Swiss voters soundly reject corporate tax overhaul

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Swiss voters clearly rejected plans to overhaul the corporate tax system, sending the government back to the drawing board as it tries to abolish ultra-low tax rates for thousands of multinational companies without triggering a mass exodus, writes Michael Shields. Most Swiss recognized the country needs reform to avoid being blacklisted as a low-tax pariah. […]

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#WEF2017: Thoughts from #Davos

#WEF2017: Thoughts from #Davos

Switzerland is such an amazing country. Besides its astonishing nature and beautiful countryside, the presentation of their equality and efficient innovation process and the-performance of this country at all levels are extraordinarily significant, writes Dr. Ying Zhang. Firstly, you can never believe (at least from my view) that the president of this country, Doris Leuthard […]

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European Commission welcomes progress in relations between EU and #Switzerland

European Commission welcomes progress in relations between EU and #Switzerland

| December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the Swiss Parliament’s adoption of the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals on 16 December 2016 and the meeting of the EU-Switzerland Joint Committee on 22 December, the Commission welcomes the progress in the bilateral relations between the European Union and Switzerland in several areas. President Juncker expressed the hope that 2017 could be a […]

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#Swiss to tackle new EU treaty in 2017 amid right-wing resistance

#Swiss to tackle new EU treaty in 2017 amid right-wing resistance

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Swiss government plans to send parliament next year a broad new treaty with the European Union to replace a patchwork of bilateral deals now under strain from immigration, it said on Tuesday (29 November), but it faces stiff right-wing resistance, writes Michael Shields. Swiss voters have long been leery of ceding too much power […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#CRPD: 10 years of Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities – #UN event to discuss challenges and goals for next 10 years

#CRPD: 10 years of Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities – #UN event to discuss challenges and goals for next 10 years

The theme of this year’s Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council to be in held in Geneva from 3-5 October, is ‘Promotion of the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities’. The forum, which takes place in the framework of the 10th anniversary year […]

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#UK PM May heads to Switzerland for two-week holiday

#UK PM May heads to Switzerland for two-week holiday

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

After a hectic first month in office following the 23 June Brexit vote, new UK Prime Minister Theresa May is off on holiday and she has chosen a country outside the European Union with close ties to the bloc – Switzerland, writes Kylie MacLellan. May, who became prime minister on 13 July, will head to […]

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