Despite freezing cold temperatures in Switzerland, people are still sleeping rough. There may be fewer homeless here than in other European cities, but Geneva has its fair share. They are mostly Roma people, who often fail to find shelter at night
Samstag, November 27, 2010
The Terre des hommes movement was founded 50 years ago by the Swiss Edmond Kaiser in Lausanne. The goal was to provide direct support to underprivileged children in developing countries. It soon showed that some illnesses couldn’t be treated in those countries. In 1970 the Terre des hommes home was founded in Valais to care for children undergoing surgery. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch)
Freitag, November 26, 2010
Swiss voters will decide this weekend on a proposal to deport foreign criminals. The initiative was introduced by the rightwing Swiss People’s Party. Parliament issued a counter-proposal with a different definition of the crimes that would qualify a foreigner for expulsion. Unlike the initiative, it states that deportations cannot violate national or international law. swissinfo asked the Swiss public which option they prefer. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)
Sonntag, November 21, 2010
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Samstag, November 20, 2010
Switzerland’s best known cheese - Emmentaler - is being increasingly copied. The consequences are pricing pressure and reduced sales. Licensed Emmental cheese makers are now putting their hopes in a new test method using secret bacteria.
Montag, November 15, 2010
An accident put an end to Danny Schneider’s motocross career. Ten years later he has gained international recognition for customising vintage bikes. His Danny-MX bike has featured in numerous magazines all over the world, but in Switzerland, where he works out of a garage in a suburb of Bern, he is still an unknown. (Michele Andina, swissinfo.ch)
Freitag, November 12, 2010
Swiss surrealist Meret Oppenheim died on November 15, 1985 at the age of 72, leaving behind a wealth of work including paintings, poems, lithographs, photographs and sculptures. Twenty-five years after her death, her niece Lisa Wenger looks back at Meret Oppenheim’s legacy.
On November 28 the Swiss vote on an initiative to automatically deport foreigners who commit serious crimes, and on a counter-proposal by the government on the same issue. swissinfo.ch asked foreigners living in Switzerland what they feel about the rightwing People’s Party campaign. (Raffaella Rossello, swissinfo.ch)