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01-12-2021

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Can the traditional media still fulfill their role as watchdog in a direct democracy when social media increasingly set the pace? A panel with four...
Katharina Prelicz-Huber
In a conversational democracy like the Swiss one citizens’ association must work very hard to have the opportunity to make voices heard. A new...
"Reclaim Democracy" in Basel
Direct democracy is becoming increasingly popular in the form of peoples’ initiatives and referendums. It’s also being preached by populists both on...
Beat Ringger, Co-ordinator of Denknetz
"We must think together to develop political expertise!” This is the core commitment of the Swiss think tank Denknetz, which organised the Reclaim...
Results of Swiss referendum day, 26 Sept. 2016, Source: swissinfo.ch
Sunday, 25 September 2016, was this year's third "Decision Day" in Switzerland: Swiss voters were called to the ballot box to decide on a number of...
In Switzerland, citizens had until 5 June 2016 to make up their minds whether the principle of an unconditional basic income should be anchored in...
Bruno Kaufmann and Michel Cermak "from Stop TTIP" (right) at ECI Conference in Brussels
Whether on basic income or animal protection, social insurance or basic rights, citizens’ initiatives give the people a voice both in Switzerland and...
On 28 February 2016, the Swiss people will vote in a referendum on the the so-called implementation initiative, the Swiss People’s Party came up with...
On Sunday, 18 October 2015, Switzerland's 5.3 million eligible citizens will elect the members of the two national chambers of Parliament – the...
Roger de Weck, General Director of the Swiss broadcasting channel SRG SSR
What's the relationship between democracy and the media? This question had raised the Swiss public broadcasting channel SRG SSR​ at a conference that...
Voting results Switzerland (image: screenshot of swissinfo.ch)
An attempt to federalise Switzerland’s inheritance tax system and redistribute wealth by taxing legacies worth more than CHF2 million ($2.15 million...
The narrow vote is decided by the Landamman of Glarus
Witnessing Swiss citizens practising direct democracy and learning from experts how the system works – this was the aim of the journey to the Swiss...

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