On Syria travel ban, Swiss remind US of the Geneva Conventions

GENEVA — US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country, has sparked a global backlash including from neutral Switzerland which stated that such ban is “contrary” to the Geneva Conventions.

Who is what in Swiss Government 2016

BERN – Switzerland’s will “to guarantee employment and prosperity” is the theme portrayed by the Swiss Federal Council in its 2016 official photo taken inside a Swiss factory featuring five factory workers. 

Were the Swiss Right? Permits for EU Workers Hit All-Time High

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Statistics provided by the State Secretariat for Economics (SECO) on 9 July 2014 – confirms the theory that right-wing groups used as fuel to pass a referendum on immigration: the number of European Union workers grew to a whooping 66,200 in 2013 – the highest number since the 2002 free movement agreement with the EU…

Swiss to work on immigration quotas without delay

GENEVA – After today’s tight vote to curtail “mass immigration” the Swiss federal government has vowed it will act as fast as possible to enact new measures. In Bern, the President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter, said this is the result of the Swiss “direct democracy” system and that the Federal Council will…

Vote for the worst company: Public Eye Awards

BERN, Switzerland – The Swiss organization, Declaration de Berne, founded in 1968 to “promote development as a collective and egalitarian process,” organizes each year a public voting on what it considers to be some of the world’s worst companies in terms of sustainable development and labor rights. The 2014 “candidates” include companies such as fashion giant…