10 legal provisions since 2021
are now entitled to compensation if their journey is delayed by one hour or
Radio and television fees
and television fees for households have been reduced from CHF 365 to CHF 335.
Those who receive supplementary benefits to OASI or Invalidity Insurance are
passed theory test is now valid for an unlimited period of time. A provisional
driving licence can be applied for
at the age of 17 instead of 18.
of newborn children are now entitled to two weeks of paternity leave, which
they can take during the first six months after the birth.
event of congestion, slow-moving traffic or an accident, it is now permitted to
pass moving cars on the right. Overtaking on the right and switching lanes
again remains prohibited.
The production and marketing of seeds and seedlings
for the production of CBD hemp in agriculture is permitted. The cultivation and
use of narcotic hemp (cannabis) remains prohibited.
up to the age of 12 are allowed to cycle on the pavement if there are no cycle
lanes or cycle tracks.
Motorway service stations are now permitted to serve
and sell alcoholic beverages.
Women in executive positions
large listed companies headquartered in Switzerland, a new benchmark of 30 per
cent of women on the board of directors and 20 per cent on the executive board
Cyclists and moped riders are now permitted to turn
right at traffic lights if this is signalled.
Was Einstein right?
once said that, “if the world were to end, I’d prefer to be in Switzerland.
Everything happens five years later there.” Is he right? The end of the world
could well be thrown off course in the consultation procedure, or at the very
least in Parliament. There may well also be disagreement within the Federal
Council on a reasonable time schedule for the end of the world. And, Swiss
voters will also have their say in the matter! One can assume that Swiss voters
would reject the end of the world. It looks like, for once, Einstein was wrong:
the world would not simply end a few years later in Switzerland, it would not
be allowed to end, ever.
Excerpt from a speech by Federal
Councillor Alain Berset