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Miljöaktivister: Invandring hotar schweiziskt livsrum NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 33 Minutes ago
En schweizisk miljöorganisation har drivit fram en folkomröstning om minskad invandring av miljöskäl.
No Time for SNB to Rest on Its Laurels NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The Swiss National Bank can't afford to relax, writes columnist Nicholas Hastings.
Termini der Schweizer Demokratie in fünf Sprachen: ABC der politischen Rechte NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 17 Minutes ago
Das "ABC der politischen Rechte" präsentiert sich in fünf Sprachen, nämlich Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch, Rätoromanisch und Englisch.  Im Hinblick auf die Schweizer ("eidgenössischen") Wahlen vom 23. Oktober 2011 publizierte die Bund...
Wie könnte ein zeitgemässes Bürgerrecht aussehen? NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Minutes ago
Einbürgerungen stehen auch in der Schweiz in der politischen Diskussion. Der Schweizer Nationalrat will eine Totalrevision des Bürgerrechtsgesetzes beraten. Totalrevision bedeutet in der Schweiz, dass sämtliche Bestimmungen des alten Einbürgerung...
Swiss view partnerships as a way to curb illegal migration NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 2 Years, 2 Months, 6 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
video In Switzerland, many problems with illegal migration and asylum seekers from third-world countries are being s...
Švýcarsko | Armáda cvičí na „humanitární eurokrizi" NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Ačkoliv Švýcarsko není členem Evropské unie, i ono pociťuje důsledky krize, která zmítá Unií. Není se proto třeba divit, že země se aktivně snaží připravit se na př&iacu...
Schweiz | Armee rüstet sich für „humanitäre EU-Krise“ NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Auch wenn die Schweiz nicht zur Europäischen Union gehört, so bekommt sie die Folgen der Krise der Euro-Zone doch mit voller Wucht zu spüren. Folglich dürfte es niemanden überraschen, dass die Schweiz in eine aktive Rolle sch...
Suíça | O exército prepara-se para uma crise “euro-humanitária” NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Apesar de a Suíça não fazer parte da União Europeia, sofre, no entanto, os abalos da crise na zona euro. Não deve, pois, ser surpreendente que venha a envolver-se, se a crise se agravar. É deste modo que o EU...
Schweiz øver sig i EU-oprør NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: Schweiz har med 2.000 soldater øvet sig i, hvordan man skal holde landet sikkert i tilfælde af af nedbrud i EU. - Nyheder...
Le désastre de l'euro : c'est la faute à la Suisse NEW
La lettre Volée 2 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
C'est assez pathétique. Les partisans de l'état-nation européen affirment sans cesse que la France est bien trop petite pour se débrouiller seule dans le vaste monde. Cela ne les empêche pas maintenant d'expliquer que les malheurs...
"An overlooked Currency War in Europe" by Daniel Gros NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Switzerland has pegged its currency to the euro at a level that helps it sustain a 12% current-account surplus and one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. This column argues that the Swiss peg involves currency manipulation that is, as far as...
Schweizer Notenbank destabilisiert die Eurozone. Krieg der Notenbanken? NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Das meldete gestern der Spiegel unter Berufung auf eine Studie von Standard & Poors. Die Analysten dort wollen errechnet haben, dass die Schweizerische Notenbank mit den Anleihekäufe aus Ländern der Euro-Kernzone den Abstand der Renditen zwisch...
The Swiss Effect NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Why are the Swiss National Bank and Standard & Poor's at odds with each other? Katie Martin explains.
Schweizer Käse NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Das Geheimnis der sinkenden Zinsen für Deutschland und Frankreich ist aufgeklärt - jedenfalls teilweise. Ausgerechnet die neutrale Schweiz kauft massiv deutsche und französische... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f...
The success of the Swiss People’s Party is down to better party organisation, not a general increase in support for the far-right in Switzerland. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
In the past two decades the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has established itself as the most powerful radical right-wing party in Western Europe. Daniel Stockemer assesses the factors behind the SVP’s success, concluding that the party has not signi...
A Swissie counterfactual NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Somewhere in an alternate universe, where Switzerland’s central bank never introduced an exchange rate target for the euro… the Swiss franc is trading at parity with the euro,...
Ausländer zogen 32 Mrd. Franken aus der Schweiz ab NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Grund: Der Ankauf der Steuer-CDs. Sagt die FTD. Ich bin mir nicht ganz so sicher. Immerhin gab es einige Rückholprogramme, wie das geplante Amnestiegesetz in Deutschland. Also deklariere dein Geld & zahle einen einmaligen Abschlag & zahl dan...
The SNB’s decision pictorially represented NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
That’s the Swiss franc floor abiding, unchanged at SFr1.20 despite the recent rumour mongering.Here’s the SNB’s statement from Thursday morning (with our emphasis...
Franc Rate Policy Seen on Hold at Thursday Review NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The Swiss National Bank is unlikely to spring any surprises at its quarterly monetary policy review Thursday, and won't resort to more radical measures like negative interest rates to counter upward pressure on the Alpine country's currency, analysts...
Divining the Swiss franc floor NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 7 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
There is plenty of chatter out there about the Swiss franc floor being raised (and just as it celebrates its first birthday party too).Nobody we have talked to has any actual...
Evidence from Switzerland suggests that cooperation might limit tax competition between regions. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
One of the byproducts of the EU’s single market is the strengthening of tax competition between member states, where countries compete for investment through lowering taxation levels. Using evidence from Switzerland’s 26 cantons, Fabrizio Gilardi...
Happy birthday Swiss franc floor: we salute you NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
That SFr1.20 level will be one year old tomorrow. (We’d buy it a cake but it will probably bring its own.)During its infancy, it has made Switzerland into the new China...
Could Switzerland Follow Danish Lead? Over To You ECB NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The once-fanciful notion that the Swiss National Bank could impose Danish-style negative interest rates could yet become a reality if the European Central Bank forces its hand this Thursday by unexpectedly cutting its deposit rate, currently at 0%.
Finalement ce sera le Gripen… NEW
Bruxelles2 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) La Suisse a, finalement, fait son choix. Et ce sera le Gripen E/F. Le Département fédéral de la défense, de la protection de la population et des sports (le ministère de la défense) a confirmé l’acquisition de 22 avions de comba...
Schweiz | Rohstoff-Paradies in Gefahr NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Die EU hat nicht nur das Schweizer Bankgeheimnis im Visier. Seit 2005 zieht sie die Schweiz ebenfalls in Bezug auf die Besteuerung der Rohstoffhändler des Landes (Öl, Metalle und Getreide) zur Rechenschaft. Die Konföderation verdankt i...
La Suisse ou l'histoire d'un peuple heureux (Denis de Rougemont) NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 4 Months, 4 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
« Plus qu'un pays, si beau soit-il, et plus qu'un peuple, aussi « heureux » que je l'ai dit, le nom de la Suisse désigne une certaine forme d'existence en communauté, une certaine structure des relations publiques, l'idée supérieurement parado...
Direkte Demokratie Schweiz: "Easy" Texte und engagiertes Layout NEW
Faires Europa 2 Years, 4 Months, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Das Easy-Abstimmungsbuechli der Jugendparlamente soll die Jugend zur Mitbestimmung gewinnen. Für die nationalen Schweizerischen Wahlen  gibt es ein Easy-Wählen-Büechli geben. Dies ist eine Schritt-für-Schritt Wahlanleitung, welche in Zusamm...
The changing ingredients of that Swiss cake NEW
FT Alphaville 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Switzerland is the new China and it owns a cake, some of which it just doesn’t find all that appetising. (We admit this might be getting confusing but there is method to...
Pourquoi la méthode suisse est préférable à la règle d’or NEW
Telos 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Le président Hollande a réussi un coup politique : transformer son acceptation du pacte budgétaire en succès domestique. Il a désormais la possibilité de sortir la France de l’ornière dans laquelle elle se trouvait lorsqu’il est arrivé à...
Schweizer Gericht: Fahrende dürfen auch im Pensionsrecht nicht diskriminiert werden NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Bildquelle: Fahrende pilgern nach Einsiedeln - Wallfahrt zur Schwarzen Madonna (Bildquelle SF - Schweizer Fernsehen)  Vorbildliche Schweizer Rechtsprechung für Roma und Sinti. Gleichheit heißt auch Ungleichheit zu respektieren.Fahren...
Die andere Schweiz: Multikulturelles Modell Moudon NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Wikimedia/PicswissMoudon hat ein großes Erbe: Aus ihr stammt der Erfinder der Milchschokolade Daniel Peter (1836–1919). Doch mit Tradition gibt sich die Waadtländer Gemeinde nicht zufrieden. Seit Januar 2004 haben AusländerInnen im Kanton Waadt...
EU against Swiss Quotas NEW
The European Citizen 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The EU has remained united against Switzerland's move to introduce a quota on immigration from the Member States from the 2004 enlargement. Introducing the quota is contrary to the EU's agreement with Switzerland on the free movement of people, Cathe...
#OccupySvizzera NEW
Lo Spazio della Politica 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Ciò che distingue il lavoratore frontaliero dal tradizionale lavoratore migrante è il fatto di essere residente in uno Stato e [...]...
Wird es eine neue Schweizer Europapolitik geben? NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 2 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Als Europas Politiker 2011 den Euro und die EU zu retten suchten, führten ihre Schweizer Kollegen einen auf nationalen Themen ausgerichteten Wahlkampf. Immerhin wurde mit Didier Burkhalter ein neuer Aussenminister gewählt. Wird es ihm gelingen, die...
Does Switzerland get a new policy towards Europe? NEW
The New Federalist 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 25 Minutes ago
As EU leaders try to save the Euro and the European Union in 2011, Swiss politicians have been busy running a federal election on national issues. At last, a New Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter, has been elected. Will he be able to lead the Swiss...
Why can't we be more like Switzerland? | Peter Preston NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Wistful Tories look to Basel, and being the sort of nation that can define its own self-interest dailyBe careful what you wish for, even though the sceptics in Tory backrooms seem to have it all figured out. No euro, no zone, no ever greater union? N...
Swiss Election NEW
Utrikesperspektiv.se 3 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Switzerland – Stuck in the Middle? The elections for the national Swiss council took place on October 23 2011. What has changed and what can be expected from the “stubborn” country in the middle of Europe? This year, a modest but constant l...
Sveitsisk valg(kamp) NEW
Europabloggen.no 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Søndag 23. oktober ble det valgt representanter til parlamentet her i Sveits. Alle de 200 representantene til Nationalrat (“store kammer”) ble valgt, samt 29 av 46 representanter til Ständerrat (“lille kammer”). Kommentaren...
The Swiss example – not what it seems NEW
euromove 3 Years, 3 Months, 6 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
At a debate on EU membership organised by the Spectator on 20 September (read a report here), leading eurosceptic Daniel Hannan MEP compared the UK unfavourably with Switzerland.  The Swiss experience of non-membership of the EU, he said, has been m...
Sauver une banque peut être rentable NEW
Telos 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 58 Minutes ago
La crise actuelle a vu une forte intervention des gouvernements afin de prévenir la chute des banques qui auraient entraîné le reste de l’économie avec elles. Si les spécificités de ces interventions diffèrent entre les pays, leur ampleur es...
Mixed Signals from Karlsruhe, Clear Sign from Switzerland NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Two events this week could impact upon the EU debt crisis in significant ways. The first is the ruling by the German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe that aid provided by Germany to indebted Eurozone states was in fact constitutional. The de...
Meeting in Berne NEW
Diana Wallis 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The Executive Council (Regierungsrat) of the Canton of Berne invited Diana to a high-level meeting recently. The meeting, held in the city's Paul-Klee-Zentrum, was organised as part of a process for the Cantonal Government of Berne to gain a gre...
Switzerland: ”Improve EU relations” - but how? NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
For the European Union a reality check, as good as good as they come: EU roars, but Switzerland not moved (3 January 2011). Official EU and Swiss positions The official views and expectations of the European Union with regard to Switzerland were defi...
EU roars, but Switzerland not moved NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Yesterday we looked at the fresh foreign policy position paper of one of the important Swiss political parties, FDP. Die Liberalen, which confirmed our picture that Switzerland is deeply dug in with its bilateral European policy credo: European Union...
European Union: The Swiss entrenched (FDP. The Liberals) NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Yesterday's blog post tried to be clear enough about official Swiss insistence on the bilateral nature of the relationship with the European Union: EU and Switzerland disagree on relationship (1 January 2011). If anyone needs convincing, Simon Gempe...
EU and Switzerland disagree on relationship NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 44 Minutes ago
As we saw in the previous blog entries 'EU relations with Switzerland: End of the road for bilateral model' (30 December 2010) and 'EU conclusions regarding Switzerland' (31 December 2010), the General Affairs Council (GAC) gave the impression that t...
EU conclusions regarding Switzerland NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Through legislation and jurisprudence the body of European Union law is in constant movement, but with Switzerland each relevant change has to be negotiated separately and every one of the 179 bilateral treaties administered. This is more cumbersome...
EU relations with Switzerland: End of the road for bilateral model NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The blog post 'Liechtenstein under EU pressure on taxation' (28 December 2010) only scratched the surface, but let us go into more depth regarding taxation issues when readers and I feel like it. Instead, we turn to Switzerland, the only European Fre...
A symbolic Swiss vote NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 4 Years, 2 Weeks, 12 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
ZURICH – About a year after banning minarets, Swiss citizens went to the polls again last week. This time, they were asked to decide whether foreigners convicted of crimes should be expelled automatically. Fifty-three percent of those voting...
Le peuple suisse vote une initiative populaire pour le renvoi des étrangers criminels NEW
Le Taurillon 4 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Renvoyer les délinquants étrangers et taxer les riches ? On pouvait difficilement trouver des sujets plus populistes. C'est pourtant sur ces deux sujets précisément, soumis dans le cadre d'initiatives populaires, que les électeurs suisses étaie...
Is Switzerland becoming the black sheep of Europe? NEW
Gulf Stream Blues 4 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
 The Swiss People's Party may have scored another victory yesterday in their campaign against the "black sheep" within Swiss society, but judging by the reaction of the European press today it may be the Swiss themselves who are becoming the rea...
Switzerland: European Union playing seek NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 32 Minutes ago
Yesterday we looked at some issues between the European Union and Switzerland, but especially for useful information about where the relationship is going. On this count, the own-initiative resolution from the European Parliament was almost the only...
Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: European Union and Switzerland NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 2 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The relations between landlocked Switzerland and the surrounding European Union are special in many respects. Trade, transport, free movement including migration and cross-border work, banking (secrecy) and tax (evasion) are highly visible ingredient...
Multilingualism in Switzerland and Europe NEW
Language Rich Blog 4 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
On 29  September, the British Council in collaboration with partners: the Institute of Multilingualism at Fribourg and Forum du Bilinguisme organised an afternoon event on multilingualism in Switzerland and Europe. Simon Brimblecombe, Deputy Directo...
Suiza podría dominar Europa NEW
Europa451.es 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 59 Minutes ago
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Switzerland’s EU Question NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Switzerland's justice minister moots joining the EU.
Schweizerne vil ikke ind i EU NEW
Folkebevægelsens Fælles Blog 4 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
NYT FRA EU-FRONTEN: 63 pct. af schweizerne siger nej til EU-medlemskab - Nyheder / Schweiz, Søren Søndergaard, Nyt fra EU-fronten...
Quand la Suisse dominera l'Europe... NEW
Europa451.fr 4 Years, 5 Months, 22 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Jeudi 22 juillet, Presseurop a fait remonter une nouvelle intéressante et surtout amusante en provenance de Suisse. L'UDC (Union Démocratique du Centre) parti de droite populiste connu pour ses affiches faisant figurer des moutons noirs...
Quand les populistes helvètes rêvent de la Grande Suisse NEW
L'Europe décalèe 4 Years, 5 Months, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
L’extrême droite suisse souhaite agrandir le pays en annexant des regions frontalières allemande, française, autrichienne et italienne, rapporte Gazeta Wyborcza. L’Union démocratique du centre (UDC) avait émis cette idée en juin der...
Can Erol: First Round is Over: The desperate of all: France, Italy and Switzerland NEW
Erkan's field diary 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Italy’s Riccardo Montolivo (rear) reacts, after Italy’s missed goal chance, during their 2010 World Cup Group F soccer match against Slovakia at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon It was quite certain...
Hot tax row between Germany and Switzerland NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 10 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Here are only a few samples of what has become front page news in Germany, generating hundreds of newspaper articles. Deutsche Welle reports that a number of offers have been made to German authorities on Swiss banking data, although buying stolen da...
EU ja Sveitsi: Kahdenvälisten sopimusten varassa NEW
Eurooppaoikeus 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 13 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Sveitsin perinteinen halu pysyä puolueettomana ja pitkään jopa kansainvälisten järjestöjen ulkopuolella näkyy myös valaliiton suhteessa Euroopan yhdentymiseen ja EU:n sisämarkkinoihin. Noin 7,6 miljoonan asukkaan varakas liittovaltio kuuluu...
Tax matters for Switzerland and the European Union NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The basic positions on tax could hardly be more different: virtuous tax competition or criminal tax fraud? The official Swiss view is that tax competition is healthy. Not only do federalism and [direct] democracy promote sound public finances, but t...
No support to SWIFT last week - 23 votes in favour yesterday? NEW
Julien Frisch 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Last week, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs met already to discuss the SWIFT agreement that it rejected yesterday with 29 votes against 23. In the Council report on last week's meeting it seems as if no...
EU and Switzerland: Bilateral treaties and challenges NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Since Switzerland is outside the European Union (EU) as well as the European Economic Area (EEA), the relations have been developed mainly on the basis of bilateral agreements. The Treaties Office of the European Commission’s DG External Relations...
Europeiska unionen och Schweiz NEW
Grahnblawg 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Geografiskt ligger Schweiz i hjärtat av Europa, men edsförbundet har ett särpräglat förhållande till internationellt samarbete och den europeiska integrationen. Schweiz är en av de fyra medlemmarna i frihandelssammanslutningen EFTA (European...
EFTA member Switzerland outside EEA and EU NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The relationship between Switzerland and the European Union is of interest to governments, businesses and residents, including expats. Yesterday, in the Grahnlaw blog post Internal market: Switzerland at the heart of Europe? we highlighted the briefi...
Internal market: Switzerland at the heart of Europe? NEW
Grahnlaw 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
German government frets over morality of paying tax informer, reports Deutsche Welle (2 February 2010). Should Germany pay 2.5 million euros to buy stolen bank data of 1,500 people suspected of tax evasion? Geographically Switzerland is at the heart...
På skattejakt i Alpene NEW
Europabloggen.no 4 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Det er et tilbud en finansminister vanskelig kan si nei til. For 2,5 millioner euro (drøye 20 millioner kroner) får du en liste på 1500 skattesnytere som har sendt pengene sine til Sveits. Får du tak i pengene kan du få over 800 millioner kroner...
Switzerland minarets freedom Europe NEW
Yellow Stars blog 5 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 25 Minutes ago
More to say about the Swiss minarets ban: The arguement that "we can't build churches in Saudi Arabia" is a lame-brained arguement!Good freedom -loving people need to wake up and oppose this ban and oppose the advance of the right-wing extremist part...
Vox Populi Vox Doh NEW
Shiraz Socialst 5 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
When the referendum in Switzerland banning the construction of minarets was hot news the blogosphere was full of cheers and boos.  Two cheers that I noticed came from:- libertarians who were crying a victory for democracy and liberty (this here ex...
Guillaume Morand Swiss minaret ban NEW
Yellow Stars blog 5 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
A brave shoe chain owner, Guillaume Morand, protests against Swiss minaret ban and fights for religious freedom. Sometimes standing up for freedom is not easy, especially for religious freedom these days in Europe. However, one Swiss businessman has...
Swiss minarets, as seen from Turkey NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 5 Years, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
ANKARA — In Turkey, the Swiss referendum banning the building of new minarets is perceived as just another example of Islamophobia and discrimination against Muslims.  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “This decision is primitive, ou...
Europe: is it Catholic? Well, it sure is anti-Islamic NEW
European Alternatives 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
According to a survey conducted in 2005 by Eurostat, religion is a fundemental aspect of life for 53% of those asked. In general, 49.5% of European citizens are Catholic, 13.7% are Protestant, 8.6% are members of the Orthodox Church, 15.7% are Musli...
Minaret referendum updates (2) NEW
Erkan's field diary 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
more about “Newsy | Swiss Move to Ban Minarets | …“, posted with vodpod Newsy.com videos analyze and synthesize news stories from multiple sources. Its unique method of showing how different media cover the news helps view...
It wasn’t a vote about architecture NEW
The Federal Union blog 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The timing could not have been better. The fallout of the Conservative decision not to hold a referendum on the Lisbon treaty now that it has come into force, and not to hold a referendum on any other European question either until new proposals com...
Haro sur les Suisses... NEW
La lettre Volée 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Si j'avais été électeur en Suisse, j'aurais voté contre l'interdiction des minarets. Cette mesure est imbécile. On peut même estimer que la question n'aurait pas dû être posée. La cathédrale Saint Pierre de Rabat, avec ses de...
Schweiz: a blessing in disguise? NEW
Verfassungsblog 5 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Kurzfristig ist das Schweizer Minarett-Referendum zweifellos eine furchtbare Sache – vor allem für die Schweizer Muslime sowie all jene zahlreichen Schweizer, die sich für das Ergebnis schämen und nun in der ganzen Welt – mitgefangen-m...
Of minarets and democracy NEW
The European Citizen 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
In Switzerland, further construction of minarets has been banned after a referendum on the issue (57% in favour). This seems to strike at the heart of many debates: the separation of church and state, between the religious and the secular, on referen...
Minaret-banning Switzerland chairing the Council of Europe NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Twittering Julien Frisch was the first to make me aware of the matter, and later I saw Carl Bildt mention it on his blog, Alla dessa dagar. I decided to take a look at the web pages of the Council of Europe: Switzerland has taken over the chairmanshi...
Minareti. NEW
Debora Serracchiani 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Concordo con quanti hanno espresso preoccupazione per l’esito del referendum sui minareti in Svizzera, dal Consiglio d’Europa all’Onu al Vaticano. Quando le legislazioni europee cominciano a proibire anziché a garantire spazi di libertà...
Mellanlandning på väg till Athen NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 20 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Så har jag då dumpit ner på flygplatsen i Istanbul, fått en dusch och konstaterat att livet kan börja på nytt. Här har media stora rubriker om den schweiziska folkomröstningen om förbud mot minareter. Medan Turkiet går i riktning mot ökad...
ISN Blog » Switzerland: Quo Vadis? NEW
isnblog.ethz.ch, 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Da ist wahrscheinlich ein gott (aber natürlich nur ein christliches gott) NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
The Swiss referendum banning the construction of minarets has caused a load of hand-wringing. Why? Of course it’s absolutely wrong to deny freedom of religious expression, and the outcome of the vote is wrong. I’m no fan of any relig...
Mosquérade suisse NEW
L'Europe en Blogs (ARTE) 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Mosquérade suisse    Les minarets aux cabinets ! La légendaire neutralité helvète a du plomb dans l’aile : lors du référendum du 30 novembre, une majorité de petits Suisses (57,5%)...
Deplorable result in Swiss referendum NEW
EU Minister's Blog 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Yesterday, about 57 % of the Swiss voted in favour of a ban on building more minarets in their country. In my view, the result of the referendum will send a negative signal to everyone working for freedom of religion, inter-religious dialougue and in...
Interdiction des minarets en Suisse : un point de vue juridique NEW
Diner’s room 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Juridique, donc, diablement enchevêtré. L’initiative “Contre la construction de minarets” prévoit d’inscrire dans la Constitution du 18 avril 1999 un article 72 alinéa 3 ainsi rédigé : La construction de minarets est int...
Ethics and law of Swiss minaret ban NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
First, a few thoughts on how we should try to approach difficult questions concerning freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The general understanding in Europe has been that there are universal rights. In Europe the secular state does its best...
Швейцарската забрана на минаретата: правни последици NEW
Право на Европейския съюз 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Има много реакции относно резултатите от референдума в Швейцария, който се опитва да въведе забрана за по-нататъшното изграждане на мин
The Swiss Ban on Minarets: Legal Implications NEW
European Union Law 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
There are many reactions to the results from the referendum in Switzerland that tries to impose a ban on further construction of minarets in the country. However, most of them are (understandably) quite emotional. From a political perspective a lot m...
Les minarets suisses se fracassent sur la démocratie directe NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Les Suisses ont voté aujourd’hui pour que l’interdiction de construire des minarets soit inscrite dans la Constitution. Le résultat est sans ambiguïté : 57,5 % des voix avec une participation de 53 %, un niveau élevé, alors que tous les...
Swiss No to minarets ─Yes to what? NEW
Grahnlaw 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Among eurobloggers at least Julien Frisch and Gulf Stream Blues have already reacted clearly against the Swiss referendum banning minarets. Erkan’s Field Diary says it at least as forcefully in a blog post he has promised to update soon: In Switzer...
In Switzerland, Fascism seems to be getting ground… NEW
Erkan's field diary 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
last updated: 30 Nov 2009- 02:30 Even fundamentalist Islamic countries did not vote about the shape of religious institutions… It is a sad day. The referendum result made me really angry first but now sadness prevails. This is such a stupid ref...
Switzerland forbids minarets in referendum: What a sad day! NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Europe in the 21st century is a multicultural continent, with multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-religions societies (including non-religious people) - and Switzerland doesn't seem to belong to Europe today. The Swiss have shown that they truly...