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Africans have highest criminal conviction rates in Switzerland

According to a new report of the Swiss news agency Keystone, residents from the former Yugoslavia are the most frequently convicted of crimes in Switzerland in absolute numbers. However, measured per 1,000 inhabitants, South West Africans, West Africans and North Africans, in that order, are the most frequently convicted. Quoting the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO), Keystone reported on Tuesday …

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Swiss voters reject proposal to scrap free movement accord with EU

Swiss voters have overwhelmingly decided to retain the country’s free movement agreement with the European Union, which allows citizens of Switzerland and the EU the mutual freedom to enter, to live and to work in each other’s territories. A proposal to scrap the immigration accord with the EU, in effect since 2002, was one of five issues on the referendum …

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Referendum: Swiss vote on whether to end free movement agreement with EU

The Swiss will vote on Sunday in a referendum on whether to end its agreement with the EU on the free movement of people. The aim of the referendum’s sponsors, the right-wing, anti-immigration Swiss People’s party (SVP), is to limit the number of European Union nationals allowed to live and work in their country, a measure to guarantee preferential access …

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