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Citizens weigh in on the final frontier

The next frontier in space exploration is usually left to governments and scientists to decide, but the European Space Agency (ESA) decided to ask ordinary citizens directly in a series of forums like this one held in Switzerland. About 100 people came together at Lucerne’s Transport Museum to exchange ideas on where space travel should head in the coming years and decades. The debate was the brainchild of Jan Woerner, the new director of the ESA. He felt that everyday citizens are the ones who benefit from space exploration through satellites that provide telecommunications and GPS, and therefore they should have a say in how their money is spent on such endeavours. On average, the ESA costs European taxpayers 12 euros (CHF13) per year. The Swiss forum was one of 23 similar events held simultaneously in locations across Europe and in Canada, an ESA partner country. But Claude Nicollier, a former Swiss astronaut, felt the event fit his home country especially well. “I think this ...

‘I avoid places where the niqab is banned’

An initiative to ban full-face veils has split Swiss politics, but veiled tourists interviewed by swissinfo.ch at the Geneva Lake Festival were unanimous: if wearing a niqab or burka were banned across Switzerland, they would head elsewhere on holiday. More and more tourists from Arab countries, especially the Gulf, are visiting Switzerland, above all Geneva. These are the tourists who spend the most in Switzerland, on average CHF500 ($515) a day. Owing to their regular presence, their large number and their preference for luxury hotels, where they stay for longer than other guests, tourists from the Gulf make up a significant source of income for Switzerland in general and Geneva in particular. But all that could change if Swiss voters approve an initiative to ban face covering, recently launched by a committee of mostly rightwing and far-right members. This initiative demands that the niqab – a veil that covers the face, showing only the eyes – and the burka – a ...

Swiss pension reform on target

The number of retirees is growing, which puts a strain on pension funding. Over the past 20 years, attempts to reform Switzerland’s 100-year-old social institution have always failed. Now the House of Representatives has hammered out some changes. For example, the retirement age for women will be increased from 64 to 65.  As baby boomers reach retirement age, pension expenses are on the rise – increasing the financial pressure on those still working. Around 50 years ago, there were just two pensioners for every ten workers; today there are nearly three, and forecasts say it’ll be four by 2030. This will make financing pensions problematic. By 2030, the old-age and survivors’ insurance (AHV/Pillar 1) could experience a financing gap of about CHF8 billion ($8.3 billion) per year. The second pillar (occupational pensions) is also groaning under increasing life expectancy and low interest rates on pension fund investments.  How can the hole be filled?  It is ...

Policy depends on which way the wind blows

Many agree that Switzerland should transition to green energy, but opinions differ as to where the plants producing renewable energy should be built. (SRF/swissinfo.ch/cp) At the beginning of June, one chamber of parliament – the Senate – deleted a passage of Switzerland’s energy strategy, and in so doing, put renewable energy on a par with protected landscapes. Raimund Rodewald, head of the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Conservation, says the amendment has endangered untouched areas of the countryside since it could lead to the indiscriminate building of wind parks and hydroelectric plants in areas that should be off-limits. At the same time, he fears that this will pave the way for other interests to stake claims to protected land. The Energy Strategy 2050 is a set of policies calling for a step-by-step withdrawal from nuclear energy by increasing the capacity of hydropower and other renewable energy sources, as well as improving the energy efficiency of buildings, ...

 

Short facts about us

The Association of Credit Management Switzerland counts more than 400 members and interested persons. We put our main efforts in building networks and exchanging knowledge between Credit Managers in Switzerland and beyond.

 

Currently there is a team of Credit Managers working on following projects :

If you would like to read more about our activities please to go to bullet point Activities in the table of contents to the left.

 

 

 

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