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  1. Europe is closing ranks

    Europe is closing ranks

    Two years of a pandemic and more than six months of military attacks on Ukraine have changed Europe and Switzerland's view of Europe. The Swiss are taking another, albeit small, step toward the EU.

  2. Shifting concerns

    Shifting concerns

    The pandemic? Water under the bridge. The war in Ukraine? Terrible, not least because of possible supply disruptions. But people are most concerned about environmental pollution and retirement savings.

  3. The search for a new strategy

    The search for a new strategy

    The war against Ukraine has shaken things up in many ways. Although the Soviet Union ended 30 years ago, we are now witnessing a renaissance of bloc thinking which ruled at the time. Switzerland must now decide whether to seek security within one of these blocs or in the fluid space between them.

  4. Dependency has made us vulnerable – Simonetta Sommaruga

    Dependency has made us vulnerable – Simonetta Sommaruga

    Her top priority is ensuring a secure electricity supply. Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, head of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, shares her views on Switzerland's main worries. Interview: Manuel Rybach

  5. 2022 Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: The economic situation and war are leaving their mark – increasing need for security

    2022 Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: The economic situation and war are leaving their mark – increasing need for security

    While those surveyed two years ago were focused on the pandemic and sociopolitical issues, this year's results show a clear trend toward primary concerns and the associated increased need for security. A majority of the respondents in all countries polled want to support Ukraine with humanitarian aid.

  6. Youth Barometer 2022: Is meritocracy a myth?

    Youth Barometer 2022: Is meritocracy a myth?

    Regardless of where you come from, your skin color, your gender, or your social status: Those who put in enough effort and work hard get recognized and make it all the way to the top. This is the promise of our modern meritocratic society. Meritocracy, which originated during the Enlightenment, has been "trending" since the 1980s. The idea that financial and social status is no longer inherited but earned has had great social appeal for a long time.

  7. Youth Barometer 2022: War, peace, and geopolitics

    Youth Barometer 2022: War, peace, and geopolitics

    For the first time in the history of the survey, a majority of young adults in Switzerland are no longer looking to their own future with confidence.

  8. Youth Barometer 2022: Grunge is back!

    Youth Barometer 2022: Grunge is back!

    "Act like you don't care, even if you do." The grunge attitude is back among young people.

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    Data-driven insights into cancer treatment and care

    The Credit Suisse Healthcare Database offers unique insights into the treatment of various diseases. It shows that immuno-oncology as a treatment for cancer has rapidly emerged as a $30 billion+ global market, with the potential for significant growth.

  10. Deforestation outlook: Challenges and solutions

    Reforestation plays a key role in addressing long-term climate change challenges, yet ten million hectares (or around 40% of the size of the UK) of forests are lost each year. Worse still, most of the loss occurs in areas where the carbon storage capacity of trees is high. With the rate of new forest expansion declining and demand for deforestation-related commodities rising, action is needed.