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The next generation. Insights into their lifestyle, opinions, and attitudes.


Pioneers of health-tech today

Today's pioneers are entrepreneurs who push the latest technology to its limits. Find out how they are making big change happen and how networks can help.

"The goal of humanitarian work is to eliminate the need for humanitarian work"

The Red Cross has had an enormous impact on the world. ICRC President Peter Maurer discusses new ways of financing humanitarian projects, modern conflicts and whether the world is doing better or worse today than in the past.

Ignazio Cassis: "There's no insurance for prosperity."

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis is concerned about Switzerland's position as a business location, would like to cure the Swiss of their perfectionism and supports bilateral agreements.

New priorities

Voters are less worried about unemployment (traditionally a top concern) and do not feel their jobs are threatened by digitalization. The most urgent issues are pensions, healthcare, and migration.

Identity under siege

The reform backlog, immigration and problems with the EU are perceived as threats. But there's still some very good news.

Let's get to it!

Almost nowhere in the world do people have as much faith in their institutions as in Switzerland. The army and the police continued to gain trust while political parties lost some.

Grand disillusions

Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is Switzerland's problem child. Even the planned reforms are inadequate – the country should and must aim for a master stroke.

"I would like to see a little more optimism"

The co-owner and CEO of the Weidmann Group is one the Swiss economy's most powerful women. Franziska Tschudi Sauber on digitalization, trade tariffs and the resilience of the Swiss.

Europe Barometer: Bilateral agreements broadly supported

The bilateral agreements continue to enjoy widespread support among the Swiss population. However, the majority of Swiss voters believe that if access to the European market were to be reduced, Switzerland would be able to compensate for this loss by increasing its trade with major third countries.

What Did Keynes Get Right About the Modern World?

John Maynard Keynes is considered to be one of the greatest visionaries of all time. His theories shaped economic policy for decades. And his biographer, the historian Robert Skidelsky, even believes that the Second World War might not have broken out if people had listened to Keynes. What relevance do his ideas have in the modern economy? More than you might think.
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