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  1. Coming together in the crisis

    Coming together in the crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Switzerland more profoundly than anything else in recent decades. But this new worry, which tops the lists of people's concerns, is also bringing the Swiss together.

  2. We need to stand together as a country, despite COVID-19

    "We need to stand together as a country, despite COVID-19"

    Public confidence in the Federal Council has grown enormously. But expectations are also high – for the Council to guide Switzerland safely through the COVID-19 crisis. An interview with Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, conducted by Manuel Rybach.

  3. Growing need for security and safety

    Growing need for security and safety

    Security and safety concerns have risen in the rankings as a result of the pandemic. By contrast, the impact on trust in Swiss institutions has been relatively small. A majority of respondents view the economic situation quite positively, but the number of people who worry about losing their jobs is growing.

  4. Time to rethink retirement

    Time to rethink retirement

    Voter priorities are clear and their impatience is mounting: They want answers and results.

  5. Structuring financial flows sustainably

    Structuring financial flows sustainably

    More and more people are looking for an environmentally and socially sustainable economy. The financial industry has a key role to play here. And the right framework conditions are accelerating the process.

  6. Does "Switzerland first" make sense economically?

    Does "Switzerland first" make sense economically?

    International integration is the bedrock of Switzerland's prosperity. Rather than engaging in a strategy of isolation and autonomy, the need to improve our security of supply is best filled by economic openness.

  7. The collapse of confidence

    The collapse of confidence

    Confidence in Switzerland's institutions is dropping rapidly. In one notable exception, the police have captured the top spot.

  8. "Don't delegate your own responsibilities."

    "Don't delegate your own responsibilities."

    Entrepreneur and philanthropist Jobst Wagner worries about the Swiss economy and civil society. That's why he's rewarding smart ideas for Switzerland's future.

  9. "I sometimes miss the willingness to pull together."

    "I sometimes miss the willingness to pull together."

    Federal Councilor Karin Keller-Sutter on the concerns of Swiss voters, the outlook for bilateral treaties and the political benefits of a slower pace.

  10. "Everyone is called upon to preserve the militia system."

    "Everyone is called upon to preserve the militia system."

    Andreas Müller from the Swiss Association of Municipalities discusses the Year of Militia Service and how to encourage social commitment.