The Union and the Disunion on the first of August

Switzerland is a small country (the size of the Netherlands) in the middle of Europe. The Swiss Confederation The fascinating history and culture, the (direct) democratic, the economic, monetary, political and multicultural accomplishments are (too) often overlooked and neglected by other (neighbouring) European countries. Switzerland and the centuries of state-building (not always peaceful and neutral) … Read more » “The Union and the Disunion on the first of August”

The real European Union

Celtic tribes populated this region centuries before Christ. They were in close contact with the surrounding regions. Trade extended to the Mediterranean region and beyond. The construction of roads and transport over mountain passes, rivers and lakes began after the arrival of the Romans. The Middle Ages in the period 500-1000 were also years of … Read more » “The real European Union”

Congratulations and Chapeau Switzerland

The lake of Brienz (Brienzersee) prepares the environment for the first of August, 2019, apparently inspired by “The cradle of the confederation”, a 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). … Read more » “Congratulations and Chapeau Switzerland”