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Multilingual Switzerland

Bild/Photo: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz 1997-2002.

“Les langues ne sont pas neutres. Elles incarnent des cultures, elles imprègnent les mentalités, elles engendrent des affinités, elles aiguillonnent des susceptibilités, elles expriment des sensibilités, elles traduisent des manières de raisonner, de penser, de vivre et elles influencent et déterminent même la conception que les citoyens ont du rôle de l’État par rapport aux … Read more » “Multilingual Switzerland”

Campione Exit

Campione, Casino municipale. Photo/Bild: Wikipedia.

Since 1 January 2020, a kind of Brexit has occurred at Lake Lugano. As of this date, the Italian town of Campione, an enclave in the canton of Tessin, is no longer part of the Swiss toll union, but of the Italian/EU toll union. Also, Swiss license plates, postal code (6911) and postal services have … Read more » “Campione Exit”

The Basler Belle Epoque

Mittlere Rheinbrücke, 2019. Bild/Photo: TES.

The first film about and in Basel was shown in several halls of the city in the autumn of 1896. It is a 50-second film on the old Mittlere Rheinbrücke (the new one dates from 1903). These and other films about the Belle Epoque in Basel are brought together in a book entitled `Auf der … Read more » “The Basler Belle Epoque”