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
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Switzerland and Ghana sign historic agreement for Climate Action - UNDPSwitzerland and Ghana sign historic agreement for Climate Action  UNDP

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AWS Plans Three-Zone Cloud Region In Switzerland For 2022 - CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providersAWS Plans Three-Zone Cloud Region In Switzerland For 2022  CRN: Technology news for channel partners and solution providers

After Germany, Switzerland On-Course To Acquire Stealth F-35 Jets As US Makes Official Proposal - EurAsian TimesAfter Germany, Switzerland On-Course To Acquire Stealth F-35 Jets As US Makes Official Proposal  EurAsian Times

Switzerland calls for climate-friendly economic recovery from Covid-19 - swissinfo.chSwitzerland calls for climate-friendly economic recovery from Covid-19  swissinfo.ch

Covid-19: What's new in Switzerland from Monday - The Local SwitzerlandCovid-19: What's new in Switzerland from Monday  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland preps to buy F-35 - Fox NewsSwitzerland preps to buy F-35  Fox News

Doctors ask people vulnerable to covid to sign 'do not resuscitate' orders in Switzerland - Daily MailDoctors ask people vulnerable to covid to sign 'do not resuscitate' orders in Switzerland  Daily Mail

Switzerland And The Pacific Islands Region Cooperate On Climate Change And Migration - Cook Islands - ReliefWebSwitzerland And The Pacific Islands Region Cooperate On Climate Change And Migration - Cook Islands  ReliefWeb

Banking and slavery: Switzerland examines its colonial conscience - The GuardianBanking and slavery: Switzerland examines its colonial conscience  The Guardian

MSCI Appoints Head of Client Coverage for Germany, Austria, Switzerland - Business WireMSCI Appoints Head of Client Coverage for Germany, Austria, Switzerland  Business Wire

Germany and Airbus offer Eurofighter aircraft to Switzerland - Airforce TechnologyGermany and Airbus offer Eurofighter aircraft to Switzerland  Airforce Technology

Covid end-of-life wish option in Switzerland - Telegraph IndiaCovid end-of-life wish option in Switzerland  Telegraph India

US and Lockheed Martin offer F-35 aircraft to Switzerland - Airforce TechnologyUS and Lockheed Martin offer F-35 aircraft to Switzerland  Airforce Technology

Intensive Care Units in Switzerland 'at capacity' because of COVID-19 pandemic - EuronewsIntensive Care Units in Switzerland 'at capacity' because of COVID-19 pandemic  Euronews

Schloessers score double win at Wohlen Invitational in Switzerland - World Archery Official WebsiteSchloessers score double win at Wohlen Invitational in Switzerland  World Archery Official Website

Switzerland moves to close bribery loophole - BBC NewsSwitzerland moves to close bribery loophole  BBC News

Switzerland vs. Spain - Football Match Report - November 15, 2020 - ESPN IndiaSwitzerland vs. Spain - Football Match Report - November 15, 2020  ESPN India

More than half of Chinese acquisitions in Switzerland have state fingerprint - swissinfo.chMore than half of Chinese acquisitions in Switzerland have state fingerprint  swissinfo.ch

IN NUMBERS: Reasons to be optimistic about the coronavirus situation in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandIN NUMBERS: Reasons to be optimistic about the coronavirus situation in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland holds out against following its neighbours into new lockdown - Financial TimesSwitzerland holds out against following its neighbours into new lockdown  Financial Times

Kaspersky completes data-processing relocation to Switzerland - Gulf BusinessKaspersky completes data-processing relocation to Switzerland  Gulf Business

Switzerland to kick off Space4Impact platform - SpaceWatch.GlobalSwitzerland to kick off Space4Impact platform  SpaceWatch.Global

Switzerland to continue support for UNRWA in 20212022 - occupied Palestinian territory - ReliefWebSwitzerland to continue support for UNRWA in 20212022 - occupied Palestinian territory  ReliefWeb

Switzerland-Ukraine Nations League match called off due to Covid-19 cases - GoalSwitzerland-Ukraine Nations League match called off due to Covid-19 cases  Goal

Covid-19: What kind of Christmas can we expect in Switzerland this year? - The Local SwitzerlandCovid-19: What kind of Christmas can we expect in Switzerland this year?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Movie Review: Blends laughter and seriousness with ease - Times of IndiaSwitzerland Movie Review: Blends laughter and seriousness with ease  Times of India

2020 Afghanistan Conference due to be held in Switzerland - Foreign Brief2020 Afghanistan Conference due to be held in Switzerland  Foreign Brief

Switzerland Is Choosing Austerity Over Life in the Coronavirus Pandemic - Foreign PolicySwitzerland Is Choosing Austerity Over Life in the Coronavirus Pandemic  Foreign Policy

World Coronavirus Dispatch: All of Switzerlands ICU beds are full - Business StandardWorld Coronavirus Dispatch: All of Switzerlands ICU beds are full  Business Standard

Switzerland Could Soon Be the First Country to Hold Corporations Responsible for Supply Chain Injustices - Triple PunditSwitzerland Could Soon Be the First Country to Hold Corporations Responsible for Supply Chain Injustices  Triple Pundit

Switzerland: Basel to tighten coronavirus measures from Monday - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Basel to tighten coronavirus measures from Monday  The Local Switzerland

Gazprombank Switzerland Executes First Bitcoin Trades, Announces Payments Initiative - CoinDesk - CoinDeskGazprombank Switzerland Executes First Bitcoin Trades, Announces Payments Initiative - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

Church Departures on the Rise Again in Switzerland in 2019 - FSSPX.NewsChurch Departures on the Rise Again in Switzerland in 2019  FSSPX.News

WHR Group Opens Switzerland and Singapore Offices to Serve the Needs of Global Clients - Yahoo FinanceWHR Group Opens Switzerland and Singapore Offices to Serve the Needs of Global Clients  Yahoo Finance

Switzerland Introduces New Rules on Travel Quarantine Amid Increasing Cases of COVID-19 - SchengenVisaInfo.comSwitzerland Introduces New Rules on Travel Quarantine Amid Increasing Cases of COVID-19  SchengenVisaInfo.com

The best things to do as a solo traveller in Switzerland! - OrissaPOSTThe best things to do as a solo traveller in Switzerland!  OrissaPOST

Switzerland Urged by Economists to Go for Second Virus Lockdown - BloombergQuintSwitzerland Urged by Economists to Go for Second Virus Lockdown  BloombergQuint

Swiss to vote on banning the funding of weapons makers - ReutersSwiss to vote on banning the funding of weapons makers  Reuters

Switzerland in the coronavirus pandemic: We are on the verge of a medical catastrophe - WSWSSwitzerland in the coronavirus pandemic: We are on the verge of a medical catastrophe  WSWS

The Counterterrorism Draft Law of Switzerland: Rerouting from Human Rights Protection and Justice Delivery - JURISTThe Counterterrorism Draft Law of Switzerland: Rerouting from Human Rights Protection and Justice Delivery  JURIST

Switzerland starts 'rolling review' of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - ReutersSwitzerland starts 'rolling review' of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine  Reuters

Switzerland witnesses second wave of COVID-19 - WIONSwitzerland witnesses second wave of COVID-19  WION

EXPLAINED: What exactly is 'coronagraben' in Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINED: What exactly is 'coronagraben' in Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

Thousands of Italian cross-border workers set to lose their jobs in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandThousands of Italian cross-border workers set to lose their jobs in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Europe is home to 8 of the top 10 countries for talented workers - CNBCEurope is home to 8 of the top 10 countries for talented workers  CNBC

Switzerland: Canton of Bern extends coronavirus measures - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Canton of Bern extends coronavirus measures  The Local Switzerland

CHARTS: What we know about the coronavirus victims in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandCHARTS: What we know about the coronavirus victims in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Imhof-ish cartography: now everywhere can look like Switzerland - esri.comImhof-ish cartography: now everywhere can look like Switzerland  esri.com

'Switzerland needs to include concerns of Tibetans, Uyghurs in its policy on China' - ANI News'Switzerland needs to include concerns of Tibetans, Uyghurs in its policy on China'  ANI News

Eye on Expansion WWD - WWDEye on Expansion WWD  WWD

Geneva: Why the world's highest minimum wage was needed - BBC NewsGeneva: Why the world's highest minimum wage was needed  BBC News

Where in Switzerland is the rate of Covid-19 infections falling? - The Local SwitzerlandWhere in Switzerland is the rate of Covid-19 infections falling?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland dubbed 'the new Sweden' as government resists lockdown despite soaring caseload - Telegraph.co.ukSwitzerland dubbed 'the new Sweden' as government resists lockdown despite soaring caseload  Telegraph.co.uk

Switzerland: Should coronavirus sceptics forfeit their bed in the case of ICU bottlenecks? - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Should coronavirus sceptics forfeit their bed in the case of ICU bottlenecks?  The Local Switzerland

Does Switzerland Need a Green State Bank? - finews.comDoes Switzerland Need a Green State Bank?  finews.com

EXPLAINED: Why certain parts of Switzerland are to vote on coronavirus measures - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINED: Why certain parts of Switzerland are to vote on coronavirus measures  The Local Switzerland

Q&A: setting up and operating a joint venture in Switzerland - LexologyQ&A: setting up and operating a joint venture in Switzerland  Lexology

Switzerland: Woman fined 1900 francs for leaving coronavirus quarantine early - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Woman fined 1900 francs for leaving coronavirus quarantine early  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland set to add 400 MW of PV in 2020 - pv magazine InternationalSwitzerland set to add 400 MW of PV in 2020  pv magazine International

Slow travel in Switzerland: the 10-day rail itinerary - National Geographic UKSlow travel in Switzerland: the 10-day rail itinerary  National Geographic UK

Why does Switzerland carry out so few coronavirus tests? - The Local SwitzerlandWhy does Switzerland carry out so few coronavirus tests?  The Local Switzerland

Russias Gazprombank gets green light for crypto custody in Switzerland - CointelegraphRussias Gazprombank gets green light for crypto custody in Switzerland  Cointelegraph

Everything that changes in Switzerland in November 2020 - The Local - The Local SwitzerlandEverything that changes in Switzerland in November 2020 - The Local  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland's Aryzta rebuffs takeover approach from Elliott - PitchBook News & AnalysisSwitzerland's Aryzta rebuffs takeover approach from Elliott  PitchBook News & Analysis

Spar Group: Strong performance in Ireland and Switzerland - FreshPlaza.comSpar Group: Strong performance in Ireland and Switzerland  FreshPlaza.com

Switzerland lacks a climate foreign policy - SWI swissinfo.ch - swissinfo.chSwitzerland lacks a climate foreign policy - SWI swissinfo.ch  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody | News - Bitcoin NewsSwitzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody | News  Bitcoin News

UPDATE: Switzerland removes France and Belgium from travel quarantine list - The Local SwitzerlandUPDATE: Switzerland removes France and Belgium from travel quarantine list  The Local Switzerland

Kaspersky completes its data-processing relocation to Switzerland and opens Transparency Centre in North America - Intelligent CIO MEKaspersky completes its data-processing relocation to Switzerland and opens Transparency Centre in North America  Intelligent CIO ME

Switzerland to continue its $22 million annual support for UNRWA in 20212022 - WAFA - Palestine News AgencySwitzerland to continue its $22 million annual support for UNRWA in 20212022  WAFA - Palestine News Agency

New Business Start-ups in 2020 the Example of Switzerland and the United States Blog Post | College of Business - Nevada TodayNew Business Start-ups in 2020 the Example of Switzerland and the United States Blog Post | College of Business  Nevada Today

Trade between Bangladesh and Switzerland tripled in a decade - The Daily StarTrade between Bangladesh and Switzerland tripled in a decade  The Daily Star

Switzerland and Germany to extend support to Armenian communities in response to COVID-19 - Panorama.amSwitzerland and Germany to extend support to Armenian communities in response to COVID-19  Panorama.am

Switzerland expands trade relations with Iran - SWI swissinfo.ch - swissinfo.chSwitzerland expands trade relations with Iran - SWI swissinfo.ch  swissinfo.ch

Hospitalizations set new record as U.S. toll nears 250,000 - The Washington PostHospitalizations set new record as U.S. toll nears 250,000  The Washington Post

Oetker Collection announces its 10th Masterpiece Hotel The Woodward, Geneva, Switzerland opening Spring 2021 - ITCMOetker Collection announces its 10th Masterpiece Hotel The Woodward, Geneva, Switzerland opening Spring 2021  ITCM

Three Ukraine players test positive for COVID-19 before match with Switzerland - Hindustan TimesThree Ukraine players test positive for COVID-19 before match with Switzerland  Hindustan Times

What is Switzerland famous for? - Telegraph.co.ukWhat is Switzerland famous for?  Telegraph.co.uk

Lithuania: Quarantine Is Mandatory for Travellers From Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Liechtenstein & Switzerland - SchengenVisaInfo.comLithuania: Quarantine Is Mandatory for Travellers From Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Liechtenstein & Switzerland  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Thornton will spark Maple Leafs, GM of Switzerland team says: report - NHL.comThornton will spark Maple Leafs, GM of Switzerland team says: report  NHL.com

The inside guide to Lausanne, Switzerland's newest cultural centre - National Geographic UKThe inside guide to Lausanne, Switzerland's newest cultural centre  National Geographic UK

Watches of Switzerland Will Open New Stores for Breitling, Omega and Tag Heuer Next Month - Robb ReportWatches of Switzerland Will Open New Stores for Breitling, Omega and Tag Heuer Next Month  Robb Report

How Switzerland plans to roll out its coronavirus vaccine - The Local SwitzerlandHow Switzerland plans to roll out its coronavirus vaccine  The Local Switzerland

Does Switzerland's 'mild' coronavirus strategy make it 'the new Sweden'? - The Local SwitzerlandDoes Switzerland's 'mild' coronavirus strategy make it 'the new Sweden'?  The Local Switzerland

Security van attackers arrested in Switzerland and France - swissinfo.chSecurity van attackers arrested in Switzerland and France  swissinfo.ch

announces sweeping new Covid-19 restrictions - The Local - The Local Switzerlandannounces sweeping new Covid-19 restrictions - The Local  The Local Switzerland

Kempinski adds two hotels in Switzerland | News - Breaking Travel NewsKempinski adds two hotels in Switzerland | News  Breaking Travel News

Coronavirus: a record 9,386 new daily cases in Switzerland - Le NewsCoronavirus: a record 9,386 new daily cases in Switzerland  Le News

From Switzerland With Love: Movie Review - NewschoolersFrom Switzerland With Love: Movie Review  Newschoolers

Switzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy - SWI swissinfo.ch - swissinfo.chSwitzerland returns stolen artefacts to Italy - SWI swissinfo.ch  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland's new coronavirus measures explained - The Local - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland's new coronavirus measures explained - The Local  The Local Switzerland

Could the UK help boost Afterpays Q2 performance? - IG BankCould the UK help boost Afterpays Q2 performance?  IG Bank

Nine Timepieces from Watches of Switzerlands New York City Locations - Professional WatchesNine Timepieces from Watches of Switzerlands New York City Locations  Professional Watches

'Swiss autonomy': Does Switzerland need a better agreement with the EU? - The Local Switzerland'Swiss autonomy': Does Switzerland need a better agreement with the EU?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland receives second offers for Air2030 fighter and GBAD - Jane'sSwitzerland receives second offers for Air2030 fighter and GBAD  Jane's

Switzerland confirmed as host of Women's Fistball World Championship in 2021 - Insidethegames.bizSwitzerland confirmed as host of Women's Fistball World Championship in 2021  Insidethegames.biz

In Switzerland, airline pilots will soon be in command . of trains - Aviation24.beIn Switzerland, airline pilots will soon be in command . of trains  Aviation24.be

Protection of medical activities in armed conflicts: Switzerland brings states together - World - ReliefWebProtection of medical activities in armed conflicts: Switzerland brings states together - World  ReliefWeb