Transnational Issues


International Disputes - None

Illicit Drugs - Money laundering persists despite reporting requirements. Switzerland produces synthetics, ecstasy, and cannabis.

News


"I cannot adapt to modern times" said teacher who ended her life at Dignitas

Anne, an 89-year-old Sussex woman who committed suicide at Dignitas
Anne, an 89-year-old Sussex woman who committed suicide at Dignitas

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The 89-year-old complained that modern technology was turning people into “robots,” Speaking days before her assisted suicide last month, the former teacher, said she felt that she faced a choice either to “adapt or die” and said she was not prepared to adapt to a world in which technology took precedence over humanity.


Economy


Swiss Confront the Costs of Curbing Foreign Labor

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Werner Bernhard, who was selling roasted chicken from a cart across from the train station in this prosperous village north of Zurich, is eager to see Switzerland close its borders to some of the thousands of European Union citizens who come here every year.



Finance

Finance boss of Zurich Insurance found dead at his home

Finance boss of Zurich Insurance found dead at his home
Finance boss of Zurich Insurance found dead at his home

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The body of Pierre Wauthier, of Zurich Insurance Group, was discovered on Monday morning in his apartment in Zug, Switzerland. The death of Wauthier, 53, who had dual British and French citizenship, is being investigated by police. A spokesman for Zug Police, quoted in the Swiss media, said: “Currently there are no indications that a third party was involved.”


Entertainment


2014 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland will feature Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Damon Albarn and Massive Attack

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder will be joined by Pharrell Williams and Damon Albarn when he headlines the 48th Montreux Jazz Festival later this year.


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10748699/I-cannot-adapt-to-modern-times-said-teacher-who-ended-life-at-Dignitas.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/insurance/10267192/Finance-boss-of-Zurich-Insurance-found-dead-at-his-home.html