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Why it might not make financial sense to get married in Switzerland

Why it might not make financial sense to get married in Switzerland

In Switzerland, married couples file a combined tax return. But some 700,000 married couples pay more tax than unmarried ones. Why is that and will things change?

Five reasons why Geneva is actually the perfect city for students

Five reasons why Geneva is actually the perfect city for students

Learn why Geneva is a great student city with rare opportunities for professional growth.

 
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How health insurance premiums in Switzerland will rise next year

How health insurance premiums in Switzerland will rise next year

Health insurance is set to cost more in the coming year, with a report estimating increases of almost four percent from January 1st, 2020.

How to negotiate a personalized expat health insurance plan

How to negotiate a personalized expat health insurance plan

A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.

 
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From coffee to nuclear fuel: What you need to know to understand Switzerland's strategic stockpiles
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From coffee to nuclear fuel: What you need to know to understand Switzerland's strategic stockpiles

After Switzerland delayed a decision on the future of the country's strategic coffee reserves to January, here's what you need to know about the country's much-talked about stockpiling.

The trick to saving money on your Swiss health insurance

The trick to saving money on your Swiss health insurance

Find out if you should switch health insurance provider - and what you stand to gain.

 
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Three things to know about Switzerland's protected 'blood tongue sausage'

Three things to know about Switzerland's protected 'blood tongue sausage'

The Berner Zungenwurst - or ‘blood tongue sausage’ - a traditional delicacy from Bern, is the latest Swiss dish to achieve EU protected status.

The European university turning student ideas into startups

The European university turning student ideas into startups

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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Councillors, advocates criticise Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

Councillors, advocates criticise Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

Councillors from the city of Basel, as well as representatives from the National Council, have spoken out against the Federal Council for its refusal to put in place laws that would restrict ‘gay conversion therapy’.

Why are the Swiss getting worse at speaking English?
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Why are the Swiss getting worse at speaking English?

Swiss command of the English language is continuing to decline, according to a worldwide report that ranks the ability of different nationalities to speak the language of Shakespeare.

Swiss public warned as supermarket chain Migros recalls contaminated cheese

Swiss public warned as supermarket chain Migros recalls contaminated cheese

Switzerland’s’s largest supermarket chain, Migros, has withdrawn its “Gorgonzola e Mascarpone” cheese mix from sale because it was found to be contaminated and unsafe for consumption.

Why is Basel's EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Why is Basel's EuroAirport constantly being evacuated?

Basel EuroAirport is a constant topic of discussion, with many wondering why the airport has been evacuated several times in the past months.

From climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections
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From climate to health insurance: Why foreigners in Switzerland should care about the federal elections

The Swiss federal elections are set to take place on October 20th. We've highlighted the policies and positions of the main political parties on areas that matter to foreign citizens living in Switzerland.

Everything that's set to change after the 2019 Swiss election
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Everything that's set to change after the 2019 Swiss election

From marriage equality to new charges on airline tickets, the historic 2019 Swiss election looks likely to bring about a raft of significant changes.

Exoplanets and alien life: What you need to know about Switzerland’s Nobel Prize win

Exoplanets and alien life: What you need to know about Switzerland’s Nobel Prize win

This year's Nobel Prize for Physics honoured Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, Swiss astronomers who proved the existence of a planet orbiting a star far beyond the Earth's solar system.

Swiss MPs vote for eco-friendly flight tax

Swiss MPs vote for eco-friendly flight tax

Switzerland has just got one step closer to having a special green tax levied on airline flights.

Tell us: How do you find the standard of care at Danish hospitals?

Tell us: How do you find the standard of care at Danish hospitals?

How do you rate the quality of care in Danish hospitals? Share your views in this quick reader survey.

 

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MPs call on Switzerland to accept asylum seekers rescued in Med

MPs call on Switzerland to accept asylum seekers rescued in Med

A cross-party group of Swiss politicians is calling for Switzerland to open its doors to asylum seekers who have been rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.