By Marianne Arens, August 18, 2012
UNIA, the largest Swiss union, has played an indispensable role in helping the company close the Merck Serono plant in Geneva.
By Max Schneider, Marianne Arens, July 20, 2012
On April 24, pharmaceutical company Merck Serono announced the closure of its factory in Geneva, affecting 1,250 jobs.
By Max Schneider, Marianne Arens, December 29, 2011
The new Swiss government is the result of manoeuvres between the mainstream parties, its composition having practically nothing to do with ordinary voters.
By Patrick Martin, January 21, 2011
Rudolf Elmer provided data on tax evasion by thousands of wealthy individuals and corporations.
By Marianne Arens, November 30, 2010
Just one year after a referendum banning the construction of minarets, another referendum in Switzerland has sharply tightened the country’s immigration law.
By Marianne Arens, Leandro Poroli, July 22, 2010
The resignation of Moritz Leuenberger of the Socialist Party (SP) from the government signifies a major political upheaval in Switzerland.
By Marianne Arens, December 3, 2009
Switzerland has banned the building of minarets in accordance with the result of a referendum held on November 29. The decision is a new high point in the European-wide campaign to stir up prejudices against Muslims and divide the working class.
Held in Swiss jail for two months
By David Walsh, November 28, 2009
The Swiss justice ministry announced Thursday that it would not appeal a court ruling handed down the day before permitting filmmaker Roman Polanski’s release on bail, opening the way for the director to be freed within the next several days.
By Hiram Lee, October 27, 2009
The United States has formally requested that filmmaker Roman Polanski be extradited from Switzerland. New details of the Swiss government’s role in Polanski’s arrest have now come to light.
By Hiram Lee, October 21, 2009
The Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland has refused to release filmmaker Roman Polanski on bail.
By Hiram Lee, October 7, 2009
The Swiss Justice Ministry has denied Roman Polanski's request for release from prison while awaiting extradition. The media frenzy surrounding the case continues.
By Hiram Lee, September 30, 2009
Film director Roman Polanski could spend months in a Swiss prison following his September 26 arrest in Zürich. Protests against the detention of the renowned filmmaker continue to mount.