Starting next year in Switzerland, you can pay fines for small violations directly in cash to the police officer who caught you. In return, the officer won’t ask for your name and you breaking the rules won’t show up in a system.Read More
Eighty-nine lorries to prove there’s nothing to worry about. Britain is treating us with next level Monty Python absurdity. Nobody seems able to say ‘End Scene’. So the whole tragic comedy keeps perpetuating itself.Read More
Not all roads to Milan are glamorous.
Then again, not all feature 1990s Moby.Read More
Hungary has forced out a university. It’s easy to find examples of academic suppression from countries like China and Vietnam that have been ruled by autocrats for longer than a few years. Now those headlines have come to the European Union. If they stick, Europe is taking a turn for the worse.Read More
Corippo, a mountain hamlet with a history going back 800 years, is Switzerland’s smallest town. Of the 12 residents, 7 are over 70 years old. As the population declines further, empty homes are being converted to hotel rooms.Read More
Downtown on a Friday afternoon in the country’s largest city: giant soap bubbles, military conscripts and cold cans of Quöllfrisch. Sometimes Switzerland lets itself be defined quite easily.Read More