Number of infections rising, federal and cantonal relationships strain

Number of infections rising, federal and cantonal relationships strain

July 31, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
The number of new infections continue to climb. In the last 24 hours the Federal Health Office say there were 220 new...
Infection rate continues to climb as cantons strengthen pandemic rules

Infection rate continues to climb as cantons strengthen pandemic rules

July 28, 2020, 9:21 a.m.
The case of the Rooftop bar highlights a wider trend in Geneva: the canton is seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases.
More cantons hand out free masks to those claiming benefits

More cantons hand out free masks to those claiming benefits

July 17, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
More cantons are handing out free masks to those who are claiming benefits. 
Covid-19 regulations left up to cantons as daily infection rate doubles

Covid-19 regulations left up to cantons as daily infection rate doubles

June 30, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
The health minister, Alain Berset, says its now up to the cantons to bring in regulations to stop the spread of the c...
Warm weather increasing risk of forest fires

Warm weather increasing risk of forest fires

April 16, 2020, 10:01 a.m.
The dry warm weather is leading to increased risk of forest fires and many cantons are bringing in strict rules. 
Protest in Moutier over vote to switch cantons

Protest in Moutier over vote to switch cantons

Nov. 12, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Up to 10,000 marched in the town of Moutier on Friday night, protesting the decision to annul the vote which had seem...
Listeria outbreak source to be investigated

Listeria outbreak source to be investigated

Oct. 16, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Government scientists are trying to track down a listeria outbreak in Switzerland.
Bern conference to look at health insurance premiums

Bern conference to look at health insurance premiums

Jan. 30, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
A major conference is going on in Bern discussing how to stop the relentless rise in health insurance premiums.
Hundreds demonstrate in Geneva against health insurance hike

Hundreds demonstrate in Geneva against health insurance hike

Nov. 20, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Around 500 people took to the streets on Saturday in Geneva protesting at yet another rise in health insurance premiums.
Educational video on Switzerland likened to 'stoned smurfs'

Educational video on Switzerland likened to 'stoned smurfs'

Nov. 20, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
An educational video about Switzerland has appeared on You Tube, and it’s not going down well. The video is ...
Geneva initiative launched to cap health insurance

Geneva initiative launched to cap health insurance

Nov. 14, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
An initiative is being launched in Geneva to cap the cost of health insurance to 10% of a household income.
More support for cantonal health system

More support for cantonal health system

Oct. 19, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
More and more people are coming around to the idea of cantons being able to run their own health insurance companies.
New deal for pay equality

New deal for pay equality

Sept. 7, 2016, 7:47 a.m.
A deal to promote equal pay for men and women has been signed by the Confederation and over 20 cantons and municipali...
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