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Swiss parliament accepts plan to strip asylum rights from those travelling home

A proposition put forward by the Swiss people’s party (UDC/SVP) to strip asylum from those travelling to their home country was accepted by 129 members of the National Council and rejected by 57.  By – Brünnhilde The UDC argued that returning home for a holiday or to visit parents proves the refugee is not threatened or persecuted there and should should ...

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Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for ‘burqa ban’

A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional “burqa ban”, after voters in St Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces. By – AFP At the same time, voters across Switzerland resoundingly rejected initiatives aimed at boosting local farming and promoting more ethical and environmental standards in food production, amid fears of cost hikes and reduced ...

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Switzerland prepares for a wave of migration

Switzerland is strengthening the police presence on its southern border, anticipating a summer increase in migrants who want to reach Germany and northern Europe. In addition, the government has not ruled out making further payments to the European Union. Via: Luigi Jorio                Summer is the holiday season. But for tens of thousands of people ...

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