Publication: Expatica Switzerland

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EU rejects Swiss request for freedom of movement talks

The EU on Thursday formally rejected Switzerland's request to renegotiate their freedom of movement accord so as to take into account a Swiss vote earlier this year to limit immigration, EU sources said.The decision was taken at a meeting of the 28 member ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric mission

The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said Monday.Starting on August 11, a team of Swiss and Greek scientists will seek a "prehistoric ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

UN watchdog urges Japan to accept blame for 'comfort women'

The United Nations has called on Japan to accept full blame for pressing women from Korea and other Asian nations into sexual slavery during World War II."We want Japan to make the kind of statement that the families and the women themselves -- the few ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

UN calls for independent probe of abuse in Ireland

Ireland must launch a wide-ranging, independent probe into the past abuse of women and children in state and Catholic Church-run institutions, a UN rights watchdog said Thursday."Very important steps have been taken by the Irish government," said Cees ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Roche confirms full-year target after 1H currency hit

Pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday said its first-half profit fell by 7.0 percent to 5.6 billion Swiss francs (4.6 billion euros, $6.2 billion), hit by the strength of Switzerland's currency.But the company said it remained confident of its 2014 outlook ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

ABB reports profits slump, hit by solar-wind losses

Engineering group ABB said its profits fell in the second quarter, pulled down by renewable energy activities, despite strong orders, particularly in North America.The group, a leading provider of power systems, said it was working hard to turnaround ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

ABB, Volvo reveal tie-up on fast-recharge electric buses

Electric buses which can recharge their batteries fast when at bus stops are to be developed by Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB and Volvo Buses of Sweden, ABB said on Monday.The technology is targeted at electric buses and at buses with twin electric ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Julius Baer bank sees US tax probe settled by end of year

Julius Baer said on Monday it expects to strike a deal with US authorities over a probe into the Swiss bank's role in helping Americans evade taxes by the end of the year.Analysts predict the Zurich-based bank could face a fine of up to $1 billion (740 ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Governments agree to rein in veterinary drugs in food: UN

Governments have agreed new food standards calling for zero residue of veterinary drugs in meat, and limiting lead pollution in infant formula and toxins in maize, a UN body said Tuesday.The Codex Alimentarius Commission -- the top global decision-making ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Poverty rate stubborn in rich Switzerland

Switzerland may be one of the world's richest nations but as many as one resident in 13 lives in poverty, official data showed on Tuesday.While the Swiss poverty rate is half that of many European nations -- estimates put Britain's at one in five, for ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Nestle adds skincare muscle by completing Valeant deal

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Thursday that it had bolstered its hand in the medical skin treatment market by finalising a deal with Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International."As a result of the successful conclusion of the regulatory process ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Russia blocks EU's WTO complaint over pork embargo

Russia on Thursday blocked a European Union attempt to call in the WTO to rule on Moscow's embargo on pork from the 28-nation bloc, trade sources said.The embargo, imposed in January, is one of a raft of disputes between the EU and Russia to have come ... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 10 2014]

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"If we could find this village, it would be among the oldest in Greece and Europe" he said
"We call on Ireland to initiate a thorough, independent investigations and to bring those who are responsible to justice" said Flinterman
"We want Japan to make the kind of statement that the families and the women themselves -- the few who are still surviving -- can recognise as an unambiguous, uninhibited acceptance of total responsibility" said Nigel Rodley, head of the UN Human Rights Committee
"We had a good first half, driven mainly by our cancer medicines" said Severin Schwan, chief executive of Roche

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EU rejects Swiss request for freedom of movemen... [Published Expatica Switzerland - 11 hours ago]
World's largest solar boat on Greek prehistoric... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 28 2014]
UN calls for independent probe of abuse in Ireland [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 24 2014]
UN watchdog urges Japan to accept blame for 'co... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 24 2014]
Roche confirms full-year target after 1H curren... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 24 2014]
ABB reports profits slump, hit by solar-wind lo... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 23 2014]
Julius Baer bank sees US tax probe settled by e... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 21 2014]
ABB, Volvo reveal tie-up on fast-recharge elect... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 21 2014]
Governments agree to rein in veterinary drugs i... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 15 2014]
Poverty rate stubborn in rich Switzerland [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 15 2014]
Nestle adds skincare muscle by completing Valea... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 10 2014]
Russia blocks EU's WTO complaint over pork embargo [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 10 2014]
Maersk in shipping alliance with MSC after Chin... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jul 10 2014]
UN to launch human rights treaty talks for corp... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jun 26 2014]
A million fake Swiss watches destroyed in 2013:... [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jun 26 2014]
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Schumacher 'medical' documents stolen: management [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jun 23 2014]
Switzerland unveils migrant quota plans after vote [Published Expatica Switzerland - Jun 20 2014]
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