Ethical Coffee Company is unconcerned by competition

Jean-Paul Gaillard, the chief executive of the Fribourg-based Ethical Coffee Company (ECC), says he is pleased at the increased competition in the Nespresso-compatible capsule market. Mehr...

Tax agreements expected to be passed by parliament

It seems the tax agreements with Germany, Great Britain and Austria will be passed by the Swiss parliament. Mehr...

Timetable 2013: The SBB expands their offer

The timetable 2013 will be valid from 9 December 2012. The railway company published their most important changes on Tuesday. Mehr...

Federal Court refused suspensive effect of BKW appeal

The plan to shut down the nuclear power plant Mühlenberg in June 2013 is still in effect, despite an appeal to the Federal Court. Mehr...

Products from occupied territories will be declared

The Swiss wholesaler Migros sells a number of products from Palestinian territories occupied by Israel, for example dates, potatoes, fruit, herbs and Soda Club machines. Mehr...

Swiss art at Sotheby's in Zurich: Anker, Hodler, Giacometti

Sotheby's Swiss art spring auction centers on Albert Anker, Ferdinand Hodler and Giovanni Giacometti. 97 works of art with a total estimated value of CHF 9 million are available. Mehr...

Evacuation of US soldiers by the Rega is not illegal

Following the federal foundation monitoring office, the Rega has not committed any irregularities by evacuating American soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan to Germany. Mehr...

Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf is visiting Vienna

The president of the Confederation Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf is going to Vienna on Friday for a business visit. She will be meeting the Austrian president Heinz Fischer and the chancellor Werner Faymann. Mehr...

Sense of security

According to a new survey the swiss people have more and more trust in the authorities. Mehr...

Indian airforce buys PC-7 trainings aircrafts

Business is doing well for the aircrafts manufacturer Pilatus in Stans Nidwalden. It is about to close a deal for 55 planes with Saudi Arabia. Mehr...

Firms don't exploit social media, study finds

Swiss firms have not learnt how to get the most out of the growing social media trend, according to the E-Commerce Report 2012. Mehr...

Solar Impulse embarks on first intercontinental flight

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has taken off from Payerne airbase on its first intercontinental flight. The 48-hour test flight to Morocco is being undertaken without fuel. Mehr...

Young people drink double the amount of alcohol originally assumed

Young people in Switzerland are consuming twice as much alcohol as was previously believed, with many young adults drinking large amounts at the weekend. Mehr...

Swiss are top in Europe for language

Switzerland leads the way in Europe when it comes to multilingualism. But Switzerland's national languages are under pressure from English. Mehr...

Switzerland fail to qualify for Eurovision final

Russian grandmothers Buranovskiye Babushki qualified, as did hyperactive Irish twins Jedward, but there is no room for Switzerland in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku on Saturday. Mehr...

Jet Aviation to cut jobs in Basel

The business aviation company Jet Aviation is to restructure its business in Basel with the loss of around 250 permanent jobs by the end of the year. Mehr...

MFO building in Zurich-Oerlikon is moving

The former administration building of the machine factory Oerlikon (MFO) is being moved. Mehr...

Burkhalter views participation in Nato summit positively

As a member of the Nato initiative «Partnership for Peace» (PfP), Switzerland spoke up during the summit on Monday in Chicago. Mehr...

Swiss people living abroad vote differently

Swiss people living abroad mostly vote for liberal left wing parties. This was concluded by a study published by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad following the 20 year anniversary of the postal vote. Mehr...

Consumer sentiments in Switzerland improve further

Between January and April consumer sentiments in Switzerland have improved further. In April they received -8 points, whereas in January they were -19. Mehr...

Groupe E applies for permit to build gas combination power plant in Cornaux

he Western Swiss power enterprise Groupe E has handed in an application for a permit to build a gas combination power plant in Cornaux. Mehr...

Teenagers in prison are in poor health, especially girls

Teenagers in prison are in poor physical and psychological health. Two studies carried out at the ClairiËre prison for minors in Geneva show that young women are particularly vulnerable. Mehr...

Hooligan handed 2-year suspended prison sentence

An FC Zurich supporter has been found guilty of throwing a flare at fans of rival team Grasshoppers last October in the Letzigrund stadium. Mehr...

IUF denounces Nestlé's 53 dismissals in Indonesia

The International union of food workers (IUF) denounces Nestlé's activities in Indonesia. During a congress in Geneva the organisation accused the group of having improperly dismissed 53 trade unionists and demands that they be reinstated. Mehr...

Measures against biopiracy

Switzerland should take measures against biopiracy, the Federal Council said on Wednesday. Mehr...

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