Swiss News in English
By Swiss News in English
Swiss News in EnglishFeb 04, 2022
Episode 46: February 22, 2022, Covid update, Federal Council disconnect, Netflix overcharging Swiss, A conservative LGBTQ+ advocate, more wolf talk,
In this episode Emily brings you a quick Covid-19 update, shares the opinions about the Federal Council's disconnect with voters, Netflix's shameful charges, a conservative politician's campaign to fight discrimination, and more wolf conversations.
Episode 45: A quick Covid update, Black hair discrimination, A controversial Taliban visit, Zurich prison volunteers requested.
In this episode Emily brings you a quick Covid-19 update, shares a story about the problem of discrimination of people with natural, African hair, the controversy surrounding the Taliban visit to Geneva, and an unorthodox test run of a new, Zurich prison.
Episode 44: February 4, 2022, Covid update, Forest fire, Avalanche, Long Covid discovery, and Fungicide in drinking water.
In this episode, Emily brings you a quick Covid-19 update, news of a Forest fire in Ticino, an Avalanche in Vaud, some scientific study info on Long Covid, and the dangers of Fungicide residue in Swiss drinking water.
Episode 43: January 24, 2022, Covid numbers, Wolf in Valais, Swiss Fears, Sunday shopping, and Swiss University popularity.
In this episode Emily brings you a quick Covid update, a story about a scary wolf encounter in Valais, the unusual fears of the Swiss, the possibility of Sunday shopping in Zurich, Lucerne, and Ticino, and the rise in international students in Swiss Universities.
Episode 42: January 17, 2022, A very quick covid update, voting initiatives, scooter danger, electric cars are on the rise! the UDC/SVP angst, and should we follow Spain's lead?
In this episode Emily brings you a super short Covid update, tells you about the recent poll results for the upcoming vote on February 13th, shares the latest news of scooter danger, electric car popularity, Spain's downgrading of the pandemic to endemic, and how the UDC party is making their demands known.
Episode 41: January 13, 2022, Covid news, Federal Council press conference, A tough harvest, A retiring gold medalist.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers, the Federal Council's announcements regarding Covid measures, the grape situation for winemakers, and the retirement of Carlo Janka is reported.
Episode 40: Friday, January 7th 2021, Covid numbers, Swiss votation in February, Alain Berset update, and new preservation technology.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, the four matters up for a vote in February, the Health Minister's press conference statements, and a new technology to preserve your fruits and veggies.
Episode 39: December 16, 2021, Covid numbers, 3G-2G, Covid treatment pills, A rock-n-roll Alpine Horn disturbance.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid news, shares the latest on the new antiviral Covid treatment pills hitting the market, and shares a story about a young Alpine horn player who just made too much noise in Canton Jura.
Episode 38: December 1st, 2021, Record Covid numbers, travel restricted countries, Emily's Editorial, and hunting and drinking don't mix.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest (worrying) Covid numbers in Switzerland, shares the most recent travel restrictions imposed by the Federal Council, delivers a strongly-worded editorial about vaccinations, and shares a new proposed law about shooting and drinking.
Episode 37: November 25, 2021, Covid-19 numbers, Shenanigans in Schaffhausen, A violent attack in Zurich, Federal Council press conference.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid-19 information, a story about fraudulent Covid certificates in Schaffhausen, a store owner attacked on the street in Zurich, and the latest news from Health Minister, Alain Berset, on the Federal Council's recent decisions.
Episode 36: November 15, 2021, Covid update, Booster shots soon, Ski season begins in Valais, bad harvest, and Eastern Swiss vaccine efforts.
In this episode Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, an update about the Federal Council's latest announcements about booster shots, Ski slope info, what to expect from Swiss farmers this season, and the Eastern Swiss Kantonal efforts to vaccinate their resistant residents.
Episode 35: November 5, 2021, Covid numbers, A great new pill, creative vaccine incentives, and the third, unknown ballot initiative.
In this episode Emily brings you the latest (worrying) Covid numbers, the latest info on the Pfizer Covid 19 antiviral pill, a creative Appenzell vaccine initiative, and details on the third ballot initiative on the November 28th ballot in Switzerland.
Episode 34: October 28, 2021, Covid update, Booster shots for the vulnerable, Christmas Markets back on, and upcoming votation.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, shares an update about booster shot availability, gives you the latest news about the various Christmas Markets opening in November, and ends with the upcoming November referendums.
Episode 33: October 19, 2021, Covid numbers, Swiss energy crisis, An SVP politician makes controversial speech
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, discusses the potential upcoming energy shortage, and shares the details of a heated and controversial speech given by an ultra conservative SVP politician.
Episode 32: October 15, 2021, Covid news, Murder in Zurich, Stolen grapes, and two votes in November.
In this episode, Emily shares the latest Covid 19 numbers in Switzerland, news of a murder in Zurich, thefts of grapes in Valais, and the two important upcoming votes in November.
Episode 31: October 5, 2021, Covid numbers, Environmental activism, Editorial minute, and an adoption gone wrong.
In this episode Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers, a story about climate activists in Zurich, a personal Editorial, and a sad story from Valais about a family torn apart.
Episode 30: September 29, 2021, Latest Covid numbers, votation results in detail, voter turnout, and Socialists call Maurer on the carpet.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, shares the election results and voter turnout numbers, and reports on the socialist party's criticism of Federal Council member, Maurer, on his recent attack on the Federal Council's covid measures.
Episode 29: Covid numbers, The new and improved Covid Certificate rules, Cannabis in Zurich, A Federal Office of Public health press conference update.
In this episode Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers and the update from the Federal Government on the pandemic, a story about Cannabis sales in Zurich next year, and the latest guidelines on the Covid Certificate.
Episode 28: Covid update, Zurich hospitals filling up, Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, and a man with too many guns.
In this episode Emily brings you the latest covid numbers in Switzerland, news about the Federation of Zurich hospitals concerns about ICU beds, Women's Suffrage anniversary, and a Fribourg man with illegal weapons.
Episode 27: August 30, 2021, A quick commentary, Covid update, Women on trains, Swiss fun facts.
In this episode Emily starts out with a commentary, brings you the latest covid numbers, a news story about women getting injured on trains, and finishes with some interesting Swiss fun facts.
Episode 26: August 26, 2021, Swiss Covid news, Federal Council update, Extra security for Berset, and the wolves of Graubuenden.
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Swiss Covid numbers, shares the Federal Council's most recent Covid measures and the resulting threats to Federal Council members, and a story about the wolves of Graubuenden.
Episode 25: August 24, 2021 Covid numbers, who is in the hospital? How do Afghans come to Switzerland? And the editorial minute.
In this episode, Emily discusses the latest Covid numbers, who is being hospitalized due to Covid, and the Afghan people's process for migration, plus an editorial minute.
Episode 24: Answer to a listener's question, Covid update, School precautions, and what's on the Swiss ballot?
In this episode Emily answers her first listener question, gives the latest Covid news, shares information regarding school Covid measures, and discusses the 99 percent socialist party initiative.
Episode 23: Covid update, A Vaud study on the Covid vaccine, a troubling rape verdict, The gulf stream in danger, and Arnold's opinion.
In today's longer-than-usual episode, Emily brings you the Swiss covid update, Canton Vaud doctors compile evidence of the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine, a controversial verdict in Basel, an important environmental article, and an opinion piece by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Episode 22: Covid numbers, Swiss National Day history, A divisive SVP speech, and a vaccine proponent.
In this episode Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, a bit of Swiss history, a report of a divisive SVP speech, and a Zurich representative's covid vaccine advice.
Episode 21: Swiss Covid update, Ferdinand is coming, Restrictions not lifted, Climate change, and the Lindt bunny.
In this episode Emily covers the Swiss Covid numbers, the maintaining of Covid restrictions, the storm that's brewing, climate change, and Lindt's court battle to trademark its gold foil bunny.
Episode 20: Covid update, Swiss Olympic sweep in mountain biking
In this short little episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid 19 news in Switzerland, and shares the good news about Switzerland's Swiss women in the Olympic games.
Episode 19: Covid update, Covid opinions, and more Covid opinions- That Delta variant!
In this episode, Emily gives you the latest (not good) Covid numbers in Switzerland, and gives the anti-vaxxers a piece of her mind. Tune in for this salty episode.
Episode 18: July 20, 2021, Covid numbers, Swiss women in military, Editorial minute
In today's episode Emily Breslin brings you the latest covid numbers in Switzerland, the topic of mandatory military service for women, and another edition of the Editorial Minute.
Episode 17: Friday, July 16, 2021, Covid update, Flooding and rain, Another editorial minute (or 6).
In this episode Emily brings you the latest covid news, updates about the flooding in Central and Northern Switzerland, and she brings you her opinions on anti-vaxxers.
Episode 16: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Covid numbers, Macron's decree, A nasty FB post by SVP member, and Emily's editorial minute
In this episode, Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, President Macron's latest vaccine requirements, A nasty FB post by National Council representative Andreas Glarner, and the Swiss News In English editorial minute (more like 6 minutes).
Episode 15: July 12, 2021, Covid numbers, Long Covid in teens, Italian football victory, and drownings in Ticino.
In this episode, Emily discusses the latest Covid numbers in Switzerland, a new study on adolescents with long covid, the Italian football win, and the racist attacks on English players, and two drownings in Ticino yesterday.
Episode 14: July 9, 2021, Covid numbers, energy issues, travel abroad, and Federer.
In this episode Emily brings you the latest Covid numbers, info about more possible reliance on nuclear reactors for energy in Switzerland, current requirements for entry to EU countries, and Federer's exit from Wimbledom.
Episode 13: July 7, 2021, COVID numbers rising, Covid certificates valid in Europe, Covid App improving, AND a new editorial by Emily, and more.
In this episode we've added an editorial minute. Feel free to share your comments or questions on the website: Go to SwissNewsInEnglish.com and head to our contact page. Drop us a line! We'd love to hear from you.
Episode 12: Swiss Covid numbers, a staunch critic of the failed EU talks, and single use plastics.
In this episode we bring you the latest Covid numbers, news of criticism of the failed agreement between Switzerland and the EU, and how Switzerland is not banning single use plastics, unlike the EU.
Episode 11: Covid update, an impressive Swiss Football Team victory, and private media support by the Swiss government.
In this episode we bring you the Covid 19 numbers (as always), the news of Switzerland's big win against France in the European Championship match, and the debate surrounding the recent decision by Parliament to supply millions of francs to support the private media in Switzerland.
Episode 10: Nestle aims to be "deforestation free" by 2022, the covid update and the race to vaccinate, and the Montreux Jazz Festival starts this week.
In this episode we discuss Nestle's stated efforts to prevent deforestation and Greenpeace's continued dissatisfaction with the corporation, the covid numbers and the consensus in the scientific community about the importance of vaccinations in light of the Delta variant, and the Montreux Jazz Festival begins!
Episode 9: Covid numbers, Federal Council news, and no begging in Basel City
In this episode, we bring you the latest Covid numbers, the Federal Council's latest lift on Covid 19 restrictions, and the controversial begging ban in Basel City.
Episode 8: Same sex marriage, covid update, drivers in Ticino, and a river invades a town.
In this episode Emily Breslin discusses the same sex marriage referendum in Switzeraland, covid updates, the accident prone Ticino drivers, and severe flooding in Neuchâtel.
Episode 7: Childcare ranking, Swiss Football update, Covid numbers, and EU negotiations
In this episode, Emily Breslin brings you coverage of Unicef's latest report on childcare rankings in wealthy nations, the Swiss Football team update, Covid 19 news, and how the Swiss are managing ongoing talks with the European Union.
Episode 6: Covid update, 5-G, pastries, and football!
In this episode, we bring you the latest Covid numbers as well as the Swiss government's motion to study long Covid, the recent vote on 5-G, a fun event sponsored by Lausanne à Table, and how the Swiss football team is faring in the European Championship.
Episode 5: An important meeting in Geneva, Parmelin meets Biden, and good news about the Covid vaccine.
In this episode, we discuss Presidents Biden and Putin meeting in Geneva today, a brief overview of the Swiss President Parmelin meeting with President Biden yesterday, and a quick Covid vaccine update.
Episode 4: Swiss election results, plane crash in the Alps, and the latest Covid numbers.
In this episode we detail the results of the Swiss election on 5 proposed laws, discuss the mysterious aircraft crashes in the Graubunden Alps, and share the latest Covid numbers and vaccination news in Switzerland, all in just 5 minutes!
Episode 3: What are the Swiss voting on now?
In this episode, we detail ALL of the initiatives and referendums up for a vote this Sunday, June 13.
Episode 2: How does the Swiss Political System work?
In this episode we take a dive into the Federalist, direct Democracy that is Switzerland.
Swiss News In English Episode 1
In this episode Emily discusses the latest coronavirus numbers, the Biden/Putin meeting in Geneva, the latest financial G7 news, and the proposed cargo tunnel.