Latest Switzerland government News

Switzerland mulls studies on legal sale of cannabis

Feb. 28, 2019 7:16 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's government is taking steps to allow limited studies on the legal sale of cannabis — though any liberalization appears to be a distant prospect. The governing Federal Council said Thursday it sent to parliament a proposal to allow municipalities to run pilot projects on...

The Latest: Germany hopes for soccer Brexit

Feb. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:40 p.m. German diplomats are showing little sense of fair play before three crucial meetings in the battle to rule Europe. Germany's foreign ministry tweeted Wednesday that while it laments Britain's...

The Latest: UK, 3 non-EU nations ink ex-pat residency deal

Feb. 11, 2019 12:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The British government has agreed to allow citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein already living in Britain to remain after Brexit even if the country leaves the European Union without a deal. The...

European divisions beyond Brexit on display in Davos

Jan. 24, 2019 1:09 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Europe's divisions were on display Thursday at the World Economic Forum as hundreds of protesters descended on the Swiss ski resort of Davos to lambast the elite attendees for caring more about their balance sheets than the state of the world. Shouting "anti-capitalista" and other...

French finance minister says that Carlos Ghosn has resigned as head of Renault

Jan. 24, 2019 3:26 AM EST
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — French finance minister says that Carlos Ghosn has resigned as head of Renault.

At Davos, battle lines are drawn over trade and cooperation

Jan. 23, 2019 6:51 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — World leaders in favor of international cooperation and free trade struck back Wednesday against the wave of populist nationalism that has featured more prominently than usual at the gathering of elites in Davos, Switzerland. As a dizzying array of heads of state - from Poland to...