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Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

May 21, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Switzerland will increase reliance on hydraulic power as well as renewables like solar wind geothermal and biomass

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 11, 2016 shows The Goesgen Nuclear Power Plant near Daeniken, Northern Switzerland.  ?Switzerland on May 21, 2017, votes on whether to overhaul its national energy policy, with proposals on phasing out nuclear energy and boosting reliance on renewables, in the latest referendum in the country's direct democracy system. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Swiss back new citizenship rules in defeat for rightwing

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:45 PM

UPDATED Grandchildren of immigrants will now be able to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport

People walk by electoral posters of the comittee against the facilitated naturalization/citizenship reading "Uncontrolled Naturalisation? No" with the illustration of a woman wearing a Niqab, in a train station in Zurich, on February 7, 2017. The Swiss people will go to the polls on February 12, 2017 to vote on whether it should be easier for third generation immigrants to become Swiss citizens. / AFP PHOTO / Michael Buholzer / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michael Buholzer has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [posters of the comittee against the facilitated naturalization] instead of [posters of the Swiss far-right party SVP]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.”

Swiss reject speedy nuclear phaseout

Nov 27, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Voters in Switzerland thumb down a plan to close 3 of the country s 5 nuclear reactors next year

Two cars from the Swiss power production and distribution company BKW block access to the road leading to the Muhleberg nuclear power plant to prevent demonstrations near the Swiss capital Bern on November 27, 2016.  Switzerland is due to vote on whether to speed up the process of phasing out the country's nuclear power plants, in a move that would shutter three of its five reactors next year. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Swiss voters back new surveillance law

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:50 PM

Measures under the law will only be used to monitor the highest priority suspects especially those linked to terrorism

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Swiss say 'no thanks' to basic income for all

Jun 05, 2016 - 7:50 PM

3rd UPDATE Final results show 76 9 of Swiss voters oppose a proposal to give everyone in the country unconditional basic income

epa05346850 Silvan Gisler and Lydia Toth, two activists of the liberal democratic movement 'Operation Libero' fix some signs for the voting coming together in Bern, Switzerland, 05 June 2016. Swiss people vote in a referendum on five issues: a unconditional basic income for all, public service reforms, a law on prenatal genetic screening, a plan to speed up asylum procedures, and a proposal to boost road finance. EPA/MANUEL LOPEZ

Switzerland votes on expelling foreign criminals

Feb 28, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Swiss people will vote whether foreign criminals should be automatically deported even for minor offenses

Swiss want to keep EU deals despite immigration vote: poll

Feb 16, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The Swiss overwhelmingly want to hold on to a string of deals with the European Union despite voting to curb immigration from the bloc

IMMIGRATION VOTE. A woman casts her ballot during a nationwide popular vote on February 9, 2014 at a polling station in Ascona, Switzerland wherein Swiss voters decide whether to curb immigration by European Union citizens, in a referendum named "Stop Mass Immigration" by the right-wing populist Swiss People's Party. Photo by AFP

Swiss to curb EU migrants, Brussels to review ties

Feb 10, 2014 - 9:30 AM

UPDATED Final results show that between 50 3 of voters backed the Stop Mass Immigration proposal

IMMIGRATION VOTE. A woman casts her ballot during a nationwide popular vote on February 9, 2014 at a polling station in Ascona, Switzerland wherein Swiss voters decide whether to curb immigration by European Union citizens, in a referendum named "Stop Mass Immigration" by the right-wing populist Swiss People's Party. Photo by AFP