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#Germany to end border controls with #France and #Austria and #Denmark on 15 June

#Germany to end border controls with #France and #Austria and #Denmark on 15 June

| June 11, 2020

Germany will lift border controls with Switzerland, France, Austria and Denmark on 15 June, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (pictured) said on Wednesday (10 June), adding the government would reconsider if the coronavirus situation deteriorates,write Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt. Seehofer also said existing rules for non-EU citizens wanting to come to Germany would be extended […]

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Latest retreat by Swiss prosecutors in high profile money laundering case raises key administration of justice questions: are they up to the job?

Latest retreat by Swiss prosecutors in high profile money laundering case raises key administration of justice questions: are they up to the job?

| June 4, 2020

Swiss legal authorities have been forced into a climbdown over one of the country’s highest-profile money laundering cases, an investigation focused on the alleged theft of $176 million from Russia’s Otkritie bank, writes James Wilson. It has been reported that the three defendants have been offered four and five month suspended sentences by prosecutors and […]

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Drugmaker #Roche in talks with UK government to roll out #Coronavirus antibody test kits

Drugmaker #Roche in talks with UK government to roll out #Coronavirus antibody test kits

| May 15, 2020

Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG (ROG.S) said on Wednesday (13 May) it was in talks with the UK government to roll out its coronavirus antibody test kits in the country after Public Health England (PHE) found them reliable, write Aakriti Bhalla and Aishwarya Nair. PHE, which conducted an independent evaluation of Roche’s antibody test last […]

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EU countries lose €27 billion in tax revenues to the UK, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland

EU countries lose €27 billion in tax revenues to the UK, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland

| April 30, 2020

The Tax Justice Network (TJN) have just released a report showing that EU member states are losing around €27 billion in tax revenues to what it describes as an ‘axis of avoidance’ due to profit shifting into the Netherlands, Luxembourg (EU members), the UK and its network of dependent territories (EU transitional) and Switzerland (EFTA […]

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Health concerns bring #5G to a standstill in #Switzerland

Health concerns bring #5G to a standstill in #Switzerland

| February 14, 2020

As the realization that the marketing has jumped ahead of the technology sets in, and following an international protest day against 5G in January from South Africa to Sweden, and from Australia to America, Swiss concerns about possible health risks of this largely untested technology have brought it close to a standstill, writes Dr. Devra […]

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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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