67% of voters in a Swiss referendum voted to crack down on excessive board room pay. The result has struck a chord throughout the EU, where moves are also afoot to cap bonuses.
What is the "Vollgeld" (sovereign money) proposal voted on in Switzerland on June 10? Would a rule against money creation by commercial banks make money safer, as those backing the initiative claim?
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.
Two years after the UK's Brexit referendum, Germany and the EU are still waiting for precise proposals from London. Divisions in the ruling Conservative party have impeded presentation of a coherent plan.
Switzerland passed a law allowing insurers to use GPS and even drones to spy on people suspected of committing welfare fraud. A small group has now launched a campaign against it, shaking up Swiss politics along the way.
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