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#Tobacco lobby impeding Swiss public health policy progress

#Tobacco lobby impeding Swiss public health policy progress

| November 28, 2019

A new report by the Federal Commission for the Prevention of Tobacco Use has slammed Switzerland’s tobacco control measures, blaming heavy industry lobbying for watering down Swiss public health policies. It’s a problem that has left the country lagging behind on regulations, particularly regarding electronic cigarettes and other vaping or heated tobacco products, and prompting commission president […]

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Best countries to relocate to after #Brexit

Best countries to relocate to after #Brexit

| October 23, 2019

Brexit. The word that everybody is tired of hearing. With Brexit looming over us, it’s no surprise that Britons are left feeling uncertain about their future. If you’re looking to take matters into your own hands head for pastures new, this article looks at some of the best countries to relocate to after Brexit – […]

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Sunrise saga underlines broader problems in the EU’s #telecoms sector

Sunrise saga underlines broader problems in the EU’s #telecoms sector

| September 13, 2019

The escalating dispute between a Swiss telecommunications firm and its leading shareholder might seem like a domestic matter, without many knock-on effects for the European bloc. But the storm brewing between Sunrise, Switzerland’s second most prominent telecom operator, and German shareholder Freenet— which is trying to block Sunrise from acquiring cable firm UPC—is a bellwether […]

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#WorldWildlifeConference – EU pushes for better protection of world’s most threatened species

#WorldWildlifeConference – EU pushes for better protection of world’s most threatened species

| August 19, 2019

The EU joined other parties at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which started in Geneva, Switzerland on 17-18 August, to take additional measures to protect the world’s most threatened species against over-exploitation through international trade. CITES is a global treaty that seeks to […]

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#Switzerland conducts investigation against former Almaty (#Kazakhstan) mayor and family

#Switzerland conducts investigation against former Almaty (#Kazakhstan) mayor and family

| March 29, 2018

The Geneva Prosecutor’s Office is conducting its own investigation against Viktor Khrapunov, his wife Leila Khrapunova and stepson Ilyas Khrapunov, Zakon.kz reports. The criminal case is now at the stage of pre-trial investigation. “Yes, indeed, the Geneva Canton Public Prosecutor’s Office is conducting its own investigation against the members of the Khrapunov family on charges […]

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Let’s stay in faith to create a shared future in a fractured world – My experience #WEF 2018 @Davos-Klosters

Let’s stay in faith to create a shared future in a fractured world – My experience #WEF 2018 @Davos-Klosters

Following my lecture at MiP on the theme of “China and the World”, the week after, as my second time, I joined World Economic Forum at DAVOS (from Jan. 23 to Jan. 26). This year’s gathering was a bit different, simply put: divergently but also convergently. – writes Prof  Ying Zhang, Vice Dean and Professor @ Rotterdam […]

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Xi’s speeches light up global development path with #China solution

Xi’s speeches light up global development path with #China solution

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Themed ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’, the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting was held in Davos, Switzerland from 23-26 January, write Wu Qimin, Pei Guangjiang, Zhao Cheng, Du Yifei and Bai Yang from People’s Daily. “The 2018 WEF theme revives the concept of ‘a community of shared future for mankind’ […]

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