I will forever be connected to Switzerland and to La Réunion, through the experiences which I have recounted in part on this blog. How bizarre it was, then, to see La Réunion pop up on BBC News just weeks after my return to the UK. Switzerland, meanwhile, mainly garners media attention for its attitude to immigration and … More Update: Missing planes, immigration controversy and Swiss tennis
La Suisse n’organisera pas les Jeux olympiques d’hiver de 2022 Il semble que la Suisse (ou au moins Neuchâtel) aime les affiches politiques. Il y en a beaucoup partout en ville. En ce moment elles concernent les élections cantonales qui ont lieu à la mi-avril. Chaque affiche présente une photo du candidat ou de la … More Day 166: Les Jeux olympiques d’hiver et autres questions politiques
Fellow students on their way to class in the morning may have noticed this chap peering at them by the train station. But who was he? Robert Comtesse was born in Valangin, a mere 15 minutes away by car from the centre of Neuchâtel, in 1847. He studied law in various locations, including Neuchâtel, before … More Who On Earth Was… Robert Comtesse?
Last weekend was an important one politically in Switzerland, and particularly in the canton of Neuchâtel, with a batch of topics up for vote in one of the country’s regular referendums. Various national and local proposals were rejected by the people, including the removal of certain public smoking areas, although resounding approval was given to … More Day 29: The hills are alive with the sound of “non”?