Switzerland

July 12, 2024

Six big news stories from Switzerland you need to know about this week

A windfall for Zug residents and an increasing number of US tourists in Switzerland are among the Swiss news The Local reported this week. You can catch up on everything in this weekly roundup.
July 12, 2024

Two top Swiss universities triple tuition fees for foreign students

Switzerland’s two federal institutes — ETH in Zurich and EPFL in Lausanne — have decided to charge international students higher fees.
July 12, 2024

Why a record number of American tourists are visiting Switzerland

For a while, American visitors were a scarce sight in Switzerland. But now the Yanks are back.
July 12, 2024

At least two dead as scaffolding collapses in Switzerland

At least two people were killed and nine injured Friday when scaffolding collapsed off a 19-story building under construction in the Swiss city of Lausanne, police said.
July 12, 2024

Two more Brits have sports cars confiscated in Switzerland after speeding

Six British drivers have now been caught speeding on Swiss roads in just a few weeks, with all of them having their sports cars confiscated by police. The latest two were caught well over the speed limit in the Flüela pass.
July 12, 2024

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

'The highest ever' number of US tourists come to Switzerland; a section of major motorway to be closed this weekend; and more news in our roundup on Friday.
July 11, 2024

Why will Zug cut its residents' health insurance premiums?

People in Switzerland have become recultantly accustomed to seeing the cost of their obligatory health insurance go up each year. But the canton of Zug is planning to reverse this trend.
July 11, 2024

What you should know about Basel's EuroAirport

When talking about Switzerland’s air hubs, Zurich and Geneva are most commonly mentioned. But in fact, the country has three international airports (even though Basel airport is actually in France).
July 11, 2024

Today in Switzerland: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Switzerland retains its position as the world's wealthiest country; Swiss politician calls Eurovision Song Contest an 'embarrassing' event; and more news in our roundup on Thursday.
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