French President Francois Hollande is on the defensive amid a growing scandal involving his former budget minister. On Tuesday the ex-minister admitted lying about a secret Swiss bank account.
Alice Weidel reportedly received €130,000 in campaign donations from Switzerland ahead of 2017 elections. The AfD co-leader's political rivals are now gunning for her resignation.
Swiss banking giant UBS and its executives are in the dock facing charges of aggravated tax fraud, money laundering and illegally soliciting clients in France. If convicted, the bank could end up paying a hefty fine.
Swiss voters have blocked foreign betting sites in a reform of gambling law, and overwhelmingly opposed the #Vollgeld Sovereign Money Initiative. The Canton of Valais also decided against hosting the Olympics.
Germany took Swiss private bank Julius Bär to court in its search for missing GDR millions. But Berlin's claims to the lost cash have suffered a damaging blow.
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