Swiss Info

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 07:55:42 GMT
Kakhovka dam: Swiss warn of serious long-term consequences
Ukraine has called for an urgent meeting of the Swiss-led United Nations Security Council to discuss what it called a “Russian terrorist attack” on the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine. Switzerland’s ambassador told the Security Council the pr...

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 06:48:32 GMT
More than half a million cigarette butts picked up in two weeks
Around 540,000 cigarette butts have been collected in Switzerland over the past fortnight by volunteers. Almost 2,900 children and adults from 21 cantons took part in the campaign organised by NGO stop2drop. With the national cigarette butt collecti...

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 04:00:00 GMT
June 18 vote: climate, tax and Covid laws enjoy solid approval
Less than two weeks from vote day, a poll shows the Swiss are likely to approve a new climate law, an overhaul of business tax rules, and an update to the country’s Covid-19 legislation. Support for the climate law, which would commit Switzerland ...

Tue, 6 Jun 2023 14:46:00 GMT
Hobby gardeners set off alien insect ‘time bomb’
The number of insect species spreading from their native habitats to other countries is set to increase by more than a third in the coming years, according to Swiss research. More than 7,000 species of insect have so far been observed spreading to d...

Tue, 6 Jun 2023 13:56:00 GMT
Swiss author Ruth Schweikert dies aged 57
Decorated Swiss author Ruth Schweikert, who won multiple awards for her novels, has died from cancer at the age of 57. Born in Lörrach, southern Germany, Schweikert later moved settled with her family in Zurich. She came to literary attention for n...