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EU appoints Miroslav Lajcák as new ambassador to Switzerland 

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, has appointed Miroslav Lajcák as the EU's future ambassador to Switzerland. As the host country, the Swiss authorities still need to formalise the appointment of the Slovakian. Lajcák is set to start his four-year term in Bern in September 2024,...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 19:29
Tick-borne encephalitis cases double in Switzerland compared to previous year

So far, Switzerland has recorded more than twice as many cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) compared to the same period last year. Experts suggest that ticks are becoming more active due to climate change and mild winters. As of the end of March 2024, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) had recorded over twice as many cases of tick-borne...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 18:29
Chatbots on the rise in Switzerland

Chatbots are gaining popularity in Switzerland. A growing number of people now favour being helped online by such digital assistants over human beings. Specifically, 80% of the Swiss population now knows what a chatbot is, compared to just 57% three years ago. Additionally, 63% of respondents to a representative survey by Comparis have already interacted...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 17:28
Swiss milk processor Emmi secures majority stake in Brazilian dairy Verde Campo

The Switzerland-based milk processor Emmi is acquiring a majority stake in the Brazilian dairy company Verde Campo. The stake is being purchased from Coca-Cola at an undisclosed price, as outlined in a press release issued on Tuesday. With the purchase of Verde Campo, the Swiss company is strengthening its “existing market position in the strategic...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 16:29
Swiss House of Representatives urges ban on extremist and racist symbols

The Swiss parliament wants to ban extremist symbols. Following the approval by the Senate, the House of Representatives also approved a motion for a ban on Wednesday. The ban primarily targets Nazi symbols, but it extends beyond that. However, a swastika ban is a priority for the House of Representatives. It approved two parliamentary initiatives with...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 15:29
Nestlé adds sugar to baby food in low-income countries, report finds 

Swiss Nestlé, the world’s largest infant food company, takes pride in not adding sugar to its baby formulas distributed in Europe. However, in many low-income countries, its products do contain added sugar on a very large scale. In South Africa, Cerelac baby cereal, a Nestlé product for children aged six months and older, contains six grams of sugar...

Wed Apr 17, 2024 14:00

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