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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Indian Railway Ministry to develop railway network on lines of Switzerland - Railway TechnologyIndian Railway Ministry to develop railway network on lines of Switzerland  Railway Technology

Wipro names Rene Mulder as Country Head and MD of Switzerland ops - Business StandardWipro names Rene Mulder as Country Head and MD of Switzerland ops  Business Standard

Switzerland: Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 202124 [EN/DE/IT] - World - ReliefWebSwitzerland: Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 202124 [EN/DE/IT] - World  ReliefWeb

Switzerland Eases Lockdown By Reopening Shops and Museums - BloombergSwitzerland Eases Lockdown By Reopening Shops and Museums  Bloomberg

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Friday - The Local SwitzerlandToday in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Friday  The Local Switzerland

Bug Bounty Switzerland launches first Swiss ethical hacking platform on Microsoft's Cloud - MicrosoftBug Bounty Switzerland launches first Swiss ethical hacking platform on Microsoft's Cloud  Microsoft

Switzerland Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Report 2021-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireSwitzerland Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics Report 2021-2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Celonic to Establish New Cell and Gene Therapy Production Site in Switzerland - Pharmaceutical Technology MagazineCelonic to Establish New Cell and Gene Therapy Production Site in Switzerland  Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine

Creating Switzerland In India: Swiss Level Ropeway, Railway Expansion Planned In Uttarakhand - SwarajyaCreating Switzerland In India: Swiss Level Ropeway, Railway Expansion Planned In Uttarakhand  Swarajya

Everything that changes in Switzerland in March 2021 - The Local SwitzerlandEverything that changes in Switzerland in March 2021  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Temporary workers' hours down 12.2% as Covid-19 restrictions weigh in - Staffing Industry AnalystsSwitzerland Temporary workers' hours down 12.2% as Covid-19 restrictions weigh in  Staffing Industry Analysts

Switzerland Agrees Easing Some Covid-19 Measures - PlanetSKI.euSwitzerland Agrees Easing Some Covid-19 Measures  PlanetSKI.eu

Can new Johnson and Johnson vaccine solve Switzerland's inoculation woes? - The Local SwitzerlandCan new Johnson and Johnson vaccine solve Switzerland's inoculation woes?  The Local Switzerland

IN PICTURES: One year of coronavirus in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandIN PICTURES: One year of coronavirus in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland to ease virus lockdown curbs from March 1 - Anadolu AgencySwitzerland to ease virus lockdown curbs from March 1  Anadolu Agency

Switzerland: Parts of Austria and Italy added to quarantine list - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Parts of Austria and Italy added to quarantine list  The Local Switzerland

10 super promising Switzerland-based startups to watch in 2021 - EU-Startups10 super promising Switzerland-based startups to watch in 2021  EU-Startups

Preparations for Ukraine Reform Conference in Switzerland discussed at President's Office - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsPreparations for Ukraine Reform Conference in Switzerland discussed at President's Office  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Switzerland requires additional data to greenlight AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine - BW BusinessworldSwitzerland requires additional data to greenlight AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine  BW Businessworld

Switzerland decides shops, restaurants and museums can open in March - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland decides shops, restaurants and museums can open in March  The Local Switzerland

How restaurants could reopen by March 1st in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandHow restaurants could reopen by March 1st in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Doubles Aid to Crisis-Hit Businesses to $11 Billion - BloombergSwitzerland Doubles Aid to Crisis-Hit Businesses to $11 Billion  Bloomberg

Is Switzerland to blame for Europes third wave of coronavirus? - The Local EuropeIs Switzerland to blame for Europes third wave of coronavirus?  The Local Europe

Switzerland climbs to top of global e-commerce index - UNCTADSwitzerland climbs to top of global e-commerce index  UNCTAD

Swiss GDP moderately impacted by the pandemic - ING ThinkSwiss GDP moderately impacted by the pandemic  ING Think

Israel, Switzerland and UK to join Horizon Europe by end of year - Science BusinessIsrael, Switzerland and UK to join Horizon Europe by end of year  Science Business

Switzerland: Liberian War Crimes Trial Resumes - Human Rights WatchSwitzerland: Liberian War Crimes Trial Resumes  Human Rights Watch

Railway Ministry eyes to expand Indian Railways, ropeway network in Uttarakhand on lines of Switzerland - The Financial ExpressRailway Ministry eyes to expand Indian Railways, ropeway network in Uttarakhand on lines of Switzerland  The Financial Express

Women's NLA play-offs start in Switzerland - IFF Main Site - International Floorball FederationWomen's NLA play-offs start in Switzerland - IFF Main Site  International Floorball Federation

Switzerland commits $65 million in development aid to Indonesia - swissinfo.chSwitzerland commits $65 million in development aid to Indonesia  swissinfo.ch

The Future is Now: The New World of Work in Switzerland - LexologyThe Future is Now: The New World of Work in Switzerland  Lexology

Promoting innovation through tax policy in Switzerland - International Tax ReviewPromoting innovation through tax policy in Switzerland  International Tax Review

House Hunting in Switzerland: A 17th-Century Farm With Bauhaus Updates - The New York TimesHouse Hunting in Switzerland: A 17th-Century Farm With Bauhaus Updates  The New York Times

What has changed in Switzerland since the first Covid-19 case was detected? - The Local SwitzerlandWhat has changed in Switzerland since the first Covid-19 case was detected?  The Local Switzerland

How Switzerlands dispute with the EU over stocks prepared it for the pandemic - CNBCHow Switzerlands dispute with the EU over stocks prepared it for the pandemic  CNBC

In Switzerland, one-on-one concerts make up for closure of music venues - Yahoo NewsIn Switzerland, one-on-one concerts make up for closure of music venues  Yahoo News

Ticket sales open for Switzerland northern Germany night train - International Railway JournalTicket sales open for Switzerland northern Germany night train  International Railway Journal

Switzerland set to decide if restaurants can reopen in March - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland set to decide if restaurants can reopen in March  The Local Switzerland

10 things to do during your first week in Switzerland - Expatica Switzerland10 things to do during your first week in Switzerland  Expatica Switzerland

Super-rich and punctual Switzerland is also behind on Covid-19 vaccines - Hindustan TimesSuper-rich and punctual Switzerland is also behind on Covid-19 vaccines  Hindustan Times

Posting employees to the EU, EEA or Switzerland? Don't forget the social security position - LexologyPosting employees to the EU, EEA or Switzerland? Don't forget the social security position  Lexology

Why Switzerland's economy is on the up despite the coronavirus pandemic - The Local SwitzerlandWhy Switzerland's economy is on the up despite the coronavirus pandemic  The Local Switzerland

Celonic to Boost its Cell & Gene Therapy Production with Facility in the Upcoming Life Science Park Rheintal in Stein, Switzerland - PharmiWeb.comCelonic to Boost its Cell & Gene Therapy Production with Facility in the Upcoming Life Science Park Rheintal in Stein, Switzerland  PharmiWeb.com

Haryana, Switzerland agree to share expertise in skill training, tourism & dairying - United News of IndiaHaryana, Switzerland agree to share expertise in skill training, tourism & dairying  United News of India

Can you be fired from your job in Switzerland if you refuse Covid-19 vaccine? - The Local SwitzerlandCan you be fired from your job in Switzerland if you refuse Covid-19 vaccine?  The Local Switzerland

How To Spend A Long Weekend In Grindelwald, Switzerland - TravelAwaitsHow To Spend A Long Weekend In Grindelwald, Switzerland  TravelAwaits

Rly to conduct study for building railway & ropeway like Switzerland in U'khand - Daily PioneerRly to conduct study for building railway & ropeway like Switzerland in U'khand  Daily Pioneer

Switzerland lifts ban, and London will resume trading Swiss stocks - ReutersSwitzerland lifts ban, and London will resume trading Swiss stocks  Reuters

'Switzerland has to know where it wants to go in the world' - swissinfo.ch'Switzerland has to know where it wants to go in the world'  swissinfo.ch

Leaked: Switzerland's proposal to allow benefits for vaccinated people - The Local SwitzerlandLeaked: Switzerland's proposal to allow benefits for vaccinated people  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland based Flovtec Technologies to Give Digital Asset Ecosystem Full Control Over Market Making Activities - Crowdfund InsiderSwitzerland based Flovtec Technologies to Give Digital Asset Ecosystem Full Control Over Market Making Activities  Crowdfund Insider

EXPLAINED: How Switzerland could end the coronavirus shutdown - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINED: How Switzerland could end the coronavirus shutdown  The Local Switzerland

REMINDER: These regions of Switzerland's neighbours are now on the quarantine list - The Local SwitzerlandREMINDER: These regions of Switzerland's neighbours are now on the quarantine list  The Local Switzerland

7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Homemade Igloo in Switzerland Collapses on Him - News187-Year-Old Boy Dies After Homemade Igloo in Switzerland Collapses on Him  News18

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Monday - The Local SwitzerlandToday in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Monday  The Local Switzerland

Hotel business in Switzerland impacted by coronavirus - Insidethegames.bizHotel business in Switzerland impacted by coronavirus  Insidethegames.biz

EXPLAINED: What is at stake in Switzerland's March 7th referendums? - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINED: What is at stake in Switzerland's March 7th referendums?  The Local Switzerland

Reader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandReader question: How do I challenge my rent in Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday - The Local SwitzerlandToday in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday  The Local Switzerland

Protesters march against Covid restrictions in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch - swissinfo.chProtesters march against Covid restrictions in Switzerland - SWI swissinfo.ch  swissinfo.ch

Today in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday - The Local SwitzerlandToday in Switzerland: A round-up of the latest news on Tuesday  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland sets out exit strategy for easing coronavirus restrictions - EuronewsSwitzerland sets out exit strategy for easing coronavirus restrictions  Euronews

Shutdown or relaxation: What will Switzerland announce today? - The Local SwitzerlandShutdown or relaxation: What will Switzerland announce today?  The Local Switzerland

Boy in Switzerland dies after homemade igloo collapses - ABC NewsBoy in Switzerland dies after homemade igloo collapses  ABC News

Why Switzerland's work-from-home obligation is not working - The Local SwitzerlandWhy Switzerland's work-from-home obligation is not working  The Local Switzerland

SSFC Spotlight: Siebatcheu soars in Switzerland - Stars and Stripes FCSSFC Spotlight: Siebatcheu soars in Switzerland  Stars and Stripes FC

Coronavirus: Cash now trumps card in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus: Cash now trumps card in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Swiss women get the vote archive, 1971 - The GuardianSwiss women get the vote archive, 1971  The Guardian

Switzerland wont authorize Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, citing lack of data - POLITICO.euSwitzerland wont authorize Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, citing lack of data  POLITICO.eu

VERDICT: Should Switzerland introduce a Covid-19 immunity pass? - The Local SwitzerlandVERDICT: Should Switzerland introduce a Covid-19 immunity pass?  The Local Switzerland

What will 8.9m buy in Dublin, Switzerland, France, Spain and London? - The Irish TimesWhat will 8.9m buy in Dublin, Switzerland, France, Spain and London?  The Irish Times

Covid-19: Switzerland sees record drop in overnight hotel stays - swissinfo.chCovid-19: Switzerland sees record drop in overnight hotel stays  swissinfo.ch

Have your say: Should Switzerland introduce a Covid-19 immunity pass? - The Local SwitzerlandHave your say: Should Switzerland introduce a Covid-19 immunity pass?  The Local Switzerland

Which cantons are Switzerland's coronavirus mutation hotspots? - The Local SwitzerlandWhich cantons are Switzerland's coronavirus mutation hotspots?  The Local Switzerland

Former F1 Champion Fernando Alonso Involved In Road Accident In Switzerland - NDTVFormer F1 Champion Fernando Alonso Involved In Road Accident In Switzerland  NDTV

Switzerlands referendum on burqas is an insult to womens rights and dignity - The Washington PostSwitzerlands referendum on burqas is an insult to womens rights and dignity  The Washington Post

EU ambassador to Switzerland says treaty talks finished - EURACTIVEU ambassador to Switzerland says treaty talks finished  EURACTIV

Switzerland Outlines Relaxation of Restrictions - PlanetSKI.euSwitzerland Outlines Relaxation of Restrictions  PlanetSKI.eu

Givex Acquires Pi Cash Systeme in Switzerland - Business WireGivex Acquires Pi Cash Systeme in Switzerland  Business Wire

Switzerland rises to top of global eCommerce table - - Enterprise TimesSwitzerland rises to top of global eCommerce table -  Enterprise Times

Digitising clinical data: an uphill road for Switzerland - swissinfo.chDigitising clinical data: an uphill road for Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland intervenes over detained reporter in Belarus - ABC NewsSwitzerland intervenes over detained reporter in Belarus  ABC News

Switzerland's low-income earners had lower Covid-19 rates but suffered worse economically - Le NewsSwitzerland's low-income earners had lower Covid-19 rates but suffered worse economically  Le News

Tax rules cross-border workers in Switzerland need to know - The Local SwitzerlandTax rules cross-border workers in Switzerland need to know  The Local Switzerland

UPDATED: Slight increase in assisted suicides in Switzerland in 2020 - The Local SwitzerlandUPDATED: Slight increase in assisted suicides in Switzerland in 2020  The Local Switzerland

Riege Software supports borderless trade of goods between Germany and Switzerland - American Journal of TransportationRiege Software supports borderless trade of goods between Germany and Switzerland  American Journal of Transportation

More than 500000 people have now been vaccinated in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandMore than 500000 people have now been vaccinated in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland likely to tighten coronavirus measures to 'save summer': reports - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland likely to tighten coronavirus measures to 'save summer': reports  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley' Has Started Accepting Bitcoin, Ether for Tax Payments - CoinDesk - CoinDeskSwitzerland's 'Crypto Valley' Has Started Accepting Bitcoin, Ether for Tax Payments - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

Looking To Switzerland As A Model For Reforming US Health Care - Insurance News NetLooking To Switzerland As A Model For Reforming US Health Care  Insurance News Net

What are Switzerland's coronavirus hotspots right now? - The Local SwitzerlandWhat are Switzerland's coronavirus hotspots right now?  The Local Switzerland

One of Switzerland's oldest banks now offers trading in cryptocurrencies - The Block CryptoOne of Switzerland's oldest banks now offers trading in cryptocurrencies  The Block Crypto

Coronavirus quarantine: Here is the form you need to enter Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus quarantine: Here is the form you need to enter Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

'Unrealistic': Is Switzerland's vaccination scheme set for further delays? - The Local Switzerland'Unrealistic': Is Switzerland's vaccination scheme set for further delays?  The Local Switzerland

Coronavirus: Is a lockdown extension inevitable in Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus: Is a lockdown extension inevitable in Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland February KOF leading indicator index 102.7 vs 96.6 expected - ForexLiveSwitzerland February KOF leading indicator index 102.7 vs 96.6 expected  ForexLive

In brief: enforcement against vertical agreements in Switzerland - LexologyIn brief: enforcement against vertical agreements in Switzerland  Lexology

To advance gender equality in Switzerland, remove family status from CVs - swissinfo.chTo advance gender equality in Switzerland, remove family status from CVs  swissinfo.ch

Fernando Alonso conscious and well after road cycling accident in Switzerland - Formula 1 RSS UKFernando Alonso conscious and well after road cycling accident in Switzerland  Formula 1 RSS UK

Switzerland's Kuehne & Nagel buys Asian logistics firm Apex - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideSwitzerland's Kuehne & Nagel buys Asian logistics firm Apex  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide