Ceneri Base Tunnel, EU and democracy

On Friday 4 September, the tunnel (Ceneri Basistunnel) was opened at Monte Ceneri in the canton of Tessin. This tunnel completes the NEAT (Die NEue AlpenTransversale) project, the largest and most expensive infrastructure in the country. On 13 December, 06.00 AM, the first train will run from Lugano to the north. The tunnel is 15.4 … Read more » “Ceneri Base Tunnel, EU and democracy”

The True European Union

The Middle Ages in the period 500-1000 were also years of major changes in Switzerland and certainly not ‘dark’.  Switzerland as a country did not yet exist, neither did the name, nor  the political concept. Only the current language regions developed during this period, especially during the ninth and tenth centuries. The French, Italian and … Read more » “The True European Union”

Congratulations and Chapeau Switzerland

The lake of Brienz (Brienzersee) prepares itself for the first of August, 2019, apparently inspired by “The cradle of the confederation”, mural in the Great Hall of the Swiss parliament, by Charles Giron (1859-1914), 1901. Giron has the Rütli in mind, the meadow at Lake Urner (Urnersee), a part of Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee). According to … Read more » “Congratulations and Chapeau Switzerland”