Fraud Abroad – 5 More Frequent Scams

Worldwide, 18/05/2019

For more scams, see also our first installment of this article series.  1. “How about a cup of coffee?” In this scam you are typically involved in a conversation at a tourist hotspot with allegedly other tourists or nice locals and asked pretty soon if you don't want to go for a drink in a […] ...

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(Deutsch) Flucht aus der Altersarmut – wenn Pensionierte auswandern

Worldwide, 10/05/2019

Sorry, this entry is only available in German and French. ...

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Of Estonians and Blocks: The Future of E-Voting in Switzerland

Worldwide, 26/04/2019

E-voting, i.e. electronic voting over the internet, seems to be leaving only few people cold. Indeed, e-voting has been on the political agenda for nearly 20 years. Over this period, many trials and projects have been launched, executed and also scrapped. Recently, the e-voting system used by the Swiss Post has been making headlines as […] ...

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The Pursuit of Happiness – Swiss Emigration to Argentina

Argentina, 19/04/2019

The Swiss emigration to Argentina can actually be traced back to the 17th century when a handful of Swiss missionaries and mercenaries first landed on Argentine soil. Mass emigration proper, however, only started in the 1850s, lasting until the outbreak of the Second World War. During these times, many Swiss lived precariously. In fact, the […] ...

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The Continuous Growth of Fifth Switzerland

Worldwide, 05/04/2019

The Swiss community living abroad – the so-called “Fifth Switzerland” – is evermore growing. Over the past twenty years, the population of Swiss citizens living outside Switzerland has indeed increased without interruption and now stands at around 760,000. The Swiss community abroad would thus form the fourth largest canton in terms of population, after the […] ...

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