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Swiss women’s day is enough – SWI swissinfo.ch | Instant News

(MENAFN – Swissinfo) On June 14, 2019, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets demanding gender equality in Switzerland. Thirty-one Swiss female photographers decided not to join, but to document the strike from their perspective.

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Born in England, I have lived in Switzerland since 1994. I was trained as a graphic designer in Zurich between 1997 – 2002. I recently moved to work as a photo editor and joined the team at swissinfo.ch in March 2017.


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Colorful demonstrations and violent protests across the country occurred 28 years after the first Swiss women’s strike in 1991. They drew media coverage worldwide, and it led to broader discussions about inequality and discrimination faced by women, both in the labor market or at home.

Photographer Yoshiko Kusano, from Bern, came up with the idea that he and his female colleagues had to comprehensively document women’s strikes from a women’s perspective. More than 30 photographers joined him in an effort to capture the atmosphere and atmosphere of the day. This gallery is the choice of the results of this collaboration.

A broader photo book, titled ‘Wir’ (Us), will be published this year.

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Basel : Eleni Kougionis, Corina Rainer, Eleni Kougionis. Berne : Annette Boutellier, Béatrice Flückiger, Carmela Harshani Odoni, Danielle Liniger, Karin Scheidegger, Margareta Sommer, Monika Flückiger, Yoshiko Kusano, Christine Strub. Biel : Sabine Buri. Jurassic & Vaud : Hélène Tobler. Lausanne : Mercedes Riedy, Nora Rupp. Lugano : Sabine Cattaneo. Lucerne : Franca Pedrazzetti. Neuchâtel : MurielAntille. Rapperswil : Manuela Matt. Paudex : Francesca Palazzi. St. Gallen : Tine Edel. Zurich : Johanna Bossart, Corina Flühmann, Ursula Häne, Caroline Minjolle, Sabine Rock, Marion Nitsch, Iris Stutz, Ruth Vögtlin, Katharina Wernli, Sabine Wunderlin, Anja Wurm.


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In the photo: How Switzerland is adapting to a pandemic – SWI swissinfo.ch | Instant News

(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Switzerland has been adapting to life in the shadows of Covid-19 for weeks now. These images capture a very unusual time in the history of the nation.

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For anyone who doesn’t follow international virus news so closely, the cancellation of the carnival celebrations in late February in the canton of Ticino – which borders Italy – is a clear sign that coronavirus will also be a Swiss problem.

Also that month, the hockey team started playing at the empty stadium and the Geneva Motor Show – which had already been prepared – was suddenly canceled.

By March, testing had been increased and the number of confirmed cases began to rise rapidly – with hundreds of new cases per day between mid-March and late April.

The locking action announced by the Federal Council on March 16 brought an unnatural silence and anxiety that underlies anxiety.

Is it safe to go to the supermarket or take a bus? Should we wear a mask? How will the business be forced to close? Is it just allergic or am I sick? What does that have to do with children?


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Swiss tourists no longer have to quarantine for UK – SWI swissinfo.ch | Instant News

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Those who travel from Switzerland no longer have to retreat for two weeks when they arrive in Britain, the British government has announced.

On Friday, the British government issued a list for Britain of more than 70 countries that no longer needed to carry out the Covid-19 quarantine for 14 days. This includes Switzerland, as well as neighbors France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein.

Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have also lifted their quarantine restrictions for Switzerland.

But there are different rules of isolation and punishment depending on where you travel to England, said the British embassy in Bern. It is best to check the latest guides. For example, Scotland still requires people traveling from Spain to quarantine, unlike England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Travel corridor

Before Friday Swiss tourists are asked to isolate themselves for 14 days upon arrival in the UK. The introduction of “travel corridors” has now changed that.

However, passengers from excluded countries must fill in the passenger locator form and must present these details on arrival in the UK. These steps affect travel by air, train or ship.

Passengers still have to isolate themselves if they have visited any country not on the list in the previous 14 days, the guide said.

Switzerland lifted restrictions on entry for the European Union, EFTA countries and Britain on 15 June.


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Switzerland – Strong support for responsible business initiatives | Instant News

(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Strong support for responsible business initiatives 27 May 2020 – 18:07

Public support for so-called responsible business initiatives in Switzerland has now reached 78%, 11 percentage points in February 2019, according to the poll. Around 43% were ‘supportive’ and 35% ‘quite supportive’, while 5% were against and 9% were hesitant, according to a poll by Link. It was carried out from 5-12 May among 1,038 people aged 18-79. This initiative, which is supported by many organizations, aims to make companies headquartered in Switzerland respect human rights and the environment throughout the world. It calls for mandatory due diligence of human rights and for companies to be held responsible for damage caused by companies under their control. The Senate and the House of Representatives have rejected the initiative, deemed it too ‘excessive’, but they have not yet been able to agree on a counter proposal. The Senate will examine this issue again at the beginning of the next session. If the parliament actually submits a counter proposal, the initiative is likely to be withdrawn.



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Swiss – National Bank snubs calls for more coronavirus money | Instant News

(MENAFN – Swissinfo) National Bank snubs calls for more coronavirus money

May 16, 2020 – 2:29 p.m.

Swiss National Bank (SNB) has rejected demands to increase its payments to help the economy cope with the cost of a coronavirus pandemic.

Member of the governing board Andréa Maechler additional financial contributions will ward off monetary policy.

“We have made our contribution to efforts to overcome the crisis not only by intervening in the currency market,” he told the Neue Zürcher Zeitung newspaper in a broad interview.

He said Switzerland experienced a stronger shock than previously thought but the SNB’s role did not change – to ensure monetary conditions through interest rates and foreign exchange rates.

Maechler said the CHF4 billion ($ 4.1 billion) payment to the Swiss government and 26 cantons this year was the maximum that the central bank could estimate. The bank made a surplus of around CHF49 billion in 2019.

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A quick recovery from the Swiss economy is impossible, he said.

“The rules of social alienation, higher debt and higher unemployment and lower salaries will mean that more time is needed for the economy to recover,” he said.

Maechler, one of three central bank directorate members, said the SNB was not afraid of inflation or a deflationary spiral in Switzerland despite pressure from a strong Swiss franc and oil price shocks.



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