Switzerland

Country Switzerland
Capital Bern
Continent Europe
Currency Swiss franc(CHF)
Languages German, French, Italian & Romansh

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The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

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Switzerland - Wikipedia
Switzerland - CIA World Fact Book
Switzerland - BBC
Switzerland - Timeline - BBC

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Coronavirus: Two Zurich patients quarantined as Switzerland prepares for spread of virus - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus: Two Zurich patients quarantined as Switzerland prepares for spread of virus  The Local Switzerland

Swiss hospital rates two suspected coronavirus cases 'very low' risk - swissinfo.chSwiss hospital rates two suspected coronavirus cases 'very low' risk  swissinfo.ch

How rent prices vary in different parts of Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandHow rent prices vary in different parts of Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Why Switzerland's dual-track education system is unique - swissinfo.chWhy Switzerland's dual-track education system is unique  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland puts Einstein's face on world's smallest gold coin - The Times of IsraelSwitzerland puts Einstein's face on world's smallest gold coin  The Times of Israel

How Switzerland is prepared for mystery Coronavirus - The Local SwitzerlandHow Switzerland is prepared for mystery Coronavirus  The Local Switzerland

Switzerlands Central Bank Is Stomaching a Stronger Franc - BloombergSwitzerlands Central Bank Is Stomaching a Stronger Franc  Bloomberg

Switzerland Softens Tone on Libra After Ex-President Says Project 'Failed' - CoindeskSwitzerland Softens Tone on Libra After Ex-President Says Project 'Failed'  Coindesk

Switzerland Bans Unnamed Former Bank CEO Over Insider Trading - The Wall Street JournalSwitzerland Bans Unnamed Former Bank CEO Over Insider Trading  The Wall Street Journal

3D AG, Switzerland, a world leading hologram and brand protection company, announces its enhanced holographic GarmenTrust 2.0 labels incorporating digital smart label technologies - RealWire3D AG, Switzerland, a world leading hologram and brand protection company, announces its enhanced holographic GarmenTrust 2.0 labels incorporating digital smart label technologies  RealWire

Switzerlands drone delivery program to resume after crashes - The VergeSwitzerlands drone delivery program to resume after crashes  The Verge

Switzerland mints world's smallest gold coin - LivemintSwitzerland mints world's smallest gold coin  Livemint

Anti-5G protests held across Switzerland - swissinfo.chAnti-5G protests held across Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Trump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes - The Associated PressTrump heading to Switzerland as impeachment trial reconvenes  The Associated Press

Acy Lane Craig competes in 2020 Youth Olympics in Switzerland - Local 22/44 NewsAcy Lane Craig competes in 2020 Youth Olympics in Switzerland  Local 22/44 News

Watches of Switzerland Group commits millions to relocations, refurbs and openings in 2020 - WatchProWatches of Switzerland Group commits millions to relocations, refurbs and openings in 2020  WatchPro

Why Switzerland has been ranked 'best country' in the world once again - The Local SwitzerlandWhy Switzerland has been ranked 'best country' in the world once again  The Local Switzerland

Restructuring at Philip Morris to hit 265 jobs - swissinfo.chRestructuring at Philip Morris to hit 265 jobs  swissinfo.ch

Trump wants United States-Switzerland trade deal - The Local SwitzerlandTrump wants United States-Switzerland trade deal  The Local Switzerland

Why Switzerland is still ranked top of the league for skilled workers - The Local SwitzerlandWhy Switzerland is still ranked top of the league for skilled workers  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Urged To Reform WHT System - Tax-news.comSwitzerland Urged To Reform WHT System  Tax-news.com

Swiss Franc Gains After Switzerland Is Added to Currency-Manipulator Watch List - Wall Street JournalSwiss Franc Gains After Switzerland Is Added to Currency-Manipulator Watch List  Wall Street Journal

EXPLAINED: Why does Switzerland want to keep the Swiss franc weak? - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINED: Why does Switzerland want to keep the Swiss franc weak?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Back on U.S. FX Watchlist; Franc Holds Near Highs - BloombergSwitzerland Back on U.S. FX Watchlist; Franc Holds Near Highs  Bloomberg

Switzerland Ranks as Worlds Best in Attracting Talent - BloombergSwitzerland Ranks as Worlds Best in Attracting Talent  Bloomberg

Parts of Ajith's Valimai to be shot in Switzerland in April? - Times of IndiaParts of Ajith's Valimai to be shot in Switzerland in April?  Times of India

10 Things To Do In Switzerland To Make The Most Of Your Swiss Vacay - ScoopWhoop10 Things To Do In Switzerland To Make The Most Of Your Swiss Vacay  ScoopWhoop

Switzerland And EU Link CO2 Emissions Trading Schemes - Eurasia ReviewSwitzerland And EU Link CO2 Emissions Trading Schemes  Eurasia Review

Switzerland moves to end pensions system that sees men earn twice as much as women - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland moves to end pensions system that sees men earn twice as much as women  The Local Switzerland

Ajax send Bande to Switzerland - Football-OranjeAjax send Bande to Switzerland  Football-Oranje

The Story of Chinas Economic Rise Unfolds in Switzerland - The New York TimesThe Story of Chinas Economic Rise Unfolds in Switzerland  The New York Times

Switzerland's National Rail Company SBB Selects 5 Israeli Startups for Collaboration Pilots - CTechSwitzerland's National Rail Company SBB Selects 5 Israeli Startups for Collaboration Pilots  CTech

Illegal migration in Switzerland continues to decline - The Local SwitzerlandIllegal migration in Switzerland continues to decline  The Local Switzerland

SwissPass: A guide to Switzerland's new single public transport ticket - The Local SwitzerlandSwissPass: A guide to Switzerland's new single public transport ticket  The Local Switzerland

Burning Bright: Lausanne 2020 Torch Tour lighting up Switzerland ahead of YOG - OlympicsBurning Bright: Lausanne 2020 Torch Tour lighting up Switzerland ahead of YOG  Olympics

Societe Generale appoints trade commodity head in Switzerland - Investment EuropeSociete Generale appoints trade commodity head in Switzerland  Investment Europe

Switzerland could 'lack 700,000 workers' in decade's time - swissinfo.chSwitzerland could 'lack 700,000 workers' in decade's time  swissinfo.ch

Let's all move to Switzerland for IT roles before IR35 is enforced. This is why I love living there - eFinancialCareersLet's all move to Switzerland for IT roles before IR35 is enforced. This is why I love living there  eFinancialCareers

Switzerland to Prioritize Fight Against 'Ndrangheta in 2020 - OCCRPSwitzerland to Prioritize Fight Against 'Ndrangheta in 2020  OCCRP

Switzerland sends notices to Indians for trusts set up in tax havens - Business StandardSwitzerland sends notices to Indians for trusts set up in tax havens  Business Standard

Did you know? Two-thirds of Switzerland's energy comes from renewables - The Local SwitzerlandDid you know? Two-thirds of Switzerland's energy comes from renewables  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Police Use Teargas, Water Cannons On Protesters - NDTV NewsSwitzerland Police Use Teargas, Water Cannons On Protesters  NDTV News

Switzerland plans to take in unaccompanied minors from Greece - swissinfo.chSwitzerland plans to take in unaccompanied minors from Greece  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland allocates funds to support vocational training in Eritrea - swissinfo.chSwitzerland allocates funds to support vocational training in Eritrea  swissinfo.ch

CTS EVENTIM acquires majority stakes in Switzerland's Gadget Entertainment and wepromote - Music Business WorldwideCTS EVENTIM acquires majority stakes in Switzerland's Gadget Entertainment and wepromote  Music Business Worldwide

Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference | Davos, Switzerland - Whitehouse.govRemarks by President Trump in Press Conference | Davos, Switzerland  Whitehouse.gov

Companies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1000 Jobs Added in a Year - Bitcoin NewsCompanies Keep Flocking to Swiss Crypto Valley, Over 1000 Jobs Added in a Year  Bitcoin News

GE Healthcare Life Sciences plans new manufacturing facility in Switzerland - Cleanroom TechnologyGE Healthcare Life Sciences plans new manufacturing facility in Switzerland  Cleanroom Technology

Switzerland ICT Market Report - 2016 to 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireSwitzerland ICT Market Report - 2016 to 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Switzerland considers expanding public transport to include taxis - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland considers expanding public transport to include taxis  The Local Switzerland

EU migration to affordable housing: All you need to know about Switzerland's crucial spring referendums - The Local SwitzerlandEU migration to affordable housing: All you need to know about Switzerland's crucial spring referendums  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland: Record Plug-In Electric Car Sales In December & 2019 - InsideEVsSwitzerland: Record Plug-In Electric Car Sales In December & 2019  InsideEVs

Switzerland welcomes release of Embassy employee in Sri Lanka - All India RadioSwitzerland welcomes release of Embassy employee in Sri Lanka  All India Radio

Woman in Switzerland attacked and killed by her own dog - The Local SwitzerlandWoman in Switzerland attacked and killed by her own dog  The Local Switzerland

REVEALED: The most liked and disliked towns in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandREVEALED: The most liked and disliked towns in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Another 37,000 Roger Federer coins go on sale today in Switzerland - Tennis World USAAnother 37,000 Roger Federer coins go on sale today in Switzerland  Tennis World USA

How prices in Switzerland compare to the rest of the EU - The Local SwitzerlandHow prices in Switzerland compare to the rest of the EU  The Local Switzerland

Domestic equities lead as Switzerland's Publica posts 9% return - IPE.comDomestic equities lead as Switzerland's Publica posts 9% return  IPE.com

Rich, stable Switzerland to face some moral dilemmas - swissinfo.chRich, stable Switzerland to face some moral dilemmas  swissinfo.ch

Time running out to save lake at mini Switzerland of Himachal - Times of IndiaTime running out to save lake at mini Switzerland of Himachal  Times of India

Is there a 5G antenna near you in Switzerland? A new map has the answer - The Local SwitzerlandIs there a 5G antenna near you in Switzerland? A new map has the answer  The Local Switzerland

Why Annecy is the 'best place to live in France' (and Switzerland) - The Local SwitzerlandWhy Annecy is the 'best place to live in France' (and Switzerland)  The Local Switzerland

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum - Whitehouse.govPresident Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum  Whitehouse.gov

Tiny Italian enclave in Switzerland transferred back to Italy and the EU's customs union - EuronewsTiny Italian enclave in Switzerland transferred back to Italy and the EU's customs union  Euronews

Switzerland proceeds with historic nuclear shutdown - MENAFN.COMSwitzerland proceeds with historic nuclear shutdown  MENAFN.COM

Will Switzerland allow managers to work 67 hours a week? - The Local SwitzerlandWill Switzerland allow managers to work 67 hours a week?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland grapples with assisted suicide for prisoners - CNASwitzerland grapples with assisted suicide for prisoners  CNA

US Rounds out Prelims with 8-2 Win Against Switzerland - USA HockeyUS Rounds out Prelims with 8-2 Win Against Switzerland  USA Hockey

Von der Leyen's Brexit message resonates in Switzerland - CNNMoney SwitzerlandVon der Leyen's Brexit message resonates in Switzerland  CNNMoney Switzerland

Ghani returns to Kabul after attending WEF in Switzerland - The Khaama Press News AgencyGhani returns to Kabul after attending WEF in Switzerland  The Khaama Press News Agency

Heres how much rents across Switzerland fell by in 2019 - The Local SwitzerlandHeres how much rents across Switzerland fell by in 2019  The Local Switzerland

Pass sharing connections from Colorado to Switzerland - Vail Daily NewsPass sharing connections from Colorado to Switzerland  Vail Daily News

'We're Clearly At The Limit': Switzerland Is Approaching Saturation Point - Pollstar'We're Clearly At The Limit': Switzerland Is Approaching Saturation Point  Pollstar

See Switzerland by Train, the Best Way to Experience This Beautiful Country - VIVA GLAM MAGAZINE - vivaglammagazine.comSee Switzerland by Train, the Best Way to Experience This Beautiful Country - VIVA GLAM MAGAZINE  vivaglammagazine.com

Switzerland: Draconian counter-terrorism laws would target people without charge or trial - Amnesty InternationalSwitzerland: Draconian counter-terrorism laws would target people without charge or trial  Amnesty International

Switzerland makes the short list of full democracies in 2019 - Le NewsSwitzerland makes the short list of full democracies in 2019  Le News

Jacqueline's first New Year lunch was in Switzerland - Telangana TodayJacqueline's first New Year lunch was in Switzerland  Telangana Today

Switzerland moves closer to taxing flights - Le NewsSwitzerland moves closer to taxing flights  Le News

'Everything is expensive': What worries you the most about life in Switzerland - The Local Switzerland'Everything is expensive': What worries you the most about life in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Avram Glazer is in Switzerland with a nine-man United delegation - United In Focus - Manchester United FC NewsAvram Glazer is in Switzerland with a nine-man United delegation  United In Focus - Manchester United FC News

PwC Switzerland takes over blockchain company - Investment EuropePwC Switzerland takes over blockchain company  Investment Europe

Switzerland's job seekers handed boost as work offers see new rise - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland's job seekers handed boost as work offers see new rise  The Local Switzerland

Remarks by President Trump and President Sommaruga of the Swiss Confederation Before Bilateral Meeting | Davos, Switzerland - Whitehouse.govRemarks by President Trump and President Sommaruga of the Swiss Confederation Before Bilateral Meeting | Davos, Switzerland  Whitehouse.gov

Switzerland's president to visit Ukraine at Ukrainian president's invitation - UNIANSwitzerland's president to visit Ukraine at Ukrainian president's invitation  UNIAN

New rules: Everything that changes in Switzerland in 2020 - The Local SwitzerlandNew rules: Everything that changes in Switzerland in 2020  The Local Switzerland

Kohli, Anushka post early new year wishes from Switzerland - THE WEEKKohli, Anushka post early new year wishes from Switzerland  THE WEEK

Switzerland's new president for 2020 - Le NewsSwitzerland's new president for 2020  Le News

"Just The Beginning": Greta Thunberg Takes Switzerland Halt Before Davos - NDTV News"Just The Beginning": Greta Thunberg Takes Switzerland Halt Before Davos  NDTV News

Why celebrities love Gstaad, Switzerland - Cond Nast Traveller IndiaWhy celebrities love Gstaad, Switzerland  Cond Nast Traveller India

Merck Invests in State-of-the-art Biotech Development Facility in Switzerland - PR Newswire UKMerck Invests in State-of-the-art Biotech Development Facility in Switzerland  PR Newswire UK

Work permits: Switzerland introduces new rules for language proficiency certificates - The Local SwitzerlandWork permits: Switzerland introduces new rules for language proficiency certificates  The Local Switzerland

Most people in Switzerland prefer same-culture marriages, study shows - The Local SwitzerlandMost people in Switzerland prefer same-culture marriages, study shows  The Local Switzerland

FEATURE: Hischier Represents Switzerland and Jersey at All-Star - NHL.comFEATURE: Hischier Represents Switzerland and Jersey at All-Star  NHL.com

Saudis to cut funding of Switzerland's largest mosque - Le NewsSaudis to cut funding of Switzerland's largest mosque  Le News

Watch movies from a "VIP Bed" at this Switzerland theatre | Mapped - Daily HiveWatch movies from a "VIP Bed" at this Switzerland theatre | Mapped  Daily Hive

Barcelona and Chelsea chase Allan Arigoni, the 'fastest defender in Switzerland' - report - FourFourTwoBarcelona and Chelsea chase Allan Arigoni, the 'fastest defender in Switzerland' - report  FourFourTwo

Plug-In Vehicles = 5.5% of Switzerlands Auto Sales - CleanTechnicaPlug-In Vehicles = 5.5% of Switzerlands Auto Sales  CleanTechnica

Did you know? The Swiss invented instant coffee - The Local SwitzerlandDid you know? The Swiss invented instant coffee  The Local Switzerland

Switzerlands Cryptocurrency Bank SEBA To Raise Upwards of $100M For Expansion - CryptoPotatoSwitzerlands Cryptocurrency Bank SEBA To Raise Upwards of $100M For Expansion  CryptoPotato

England, Germany, Switzerland: Anti-CAA protests break barriers, shake the world - India TodayEngland, Germany, Switzerland: Anti-CAA protests break barriers, shake the world  India Today