Switzerland

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Mutiny erupts among WEF staff over role of ‘Mr Davos’
Founder and chair Klaus Schwab has run forum for 52 years but is now seen by some past and present staff as ‘a law unto himself’

Larry Elliott Economics editor

18, Jan, 2023 @12:15 PM

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UN head accuses fossil fuel firms of business models ‘inconsistent with human survival’
Criticism at Davos for big companies that, ‘like the tobacco industry’, ride roughshod over their own science

Larry Elliott Economics editor

18, Jan, 2023 @12:10 PM

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Almost two in five CEOs ‘fear their global firms will be unviable within 10 years’
Worker shortages and need to adapt to tech changes given as reasons in survey as Davos meeting begins

Larry Elliott and Graeme Wearden in Davos

16, Jan, 2023 @5:45 PM

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Scientists steer lightning bolts with lasers for the first time
Demo during heavy storms at top of a Swiss mountain involved firing powerful laser pulses at thunderclouds

Ian Sample Science editor

16, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Soaring food and energy prices could persist ‘for next two years’
Warning comes in annual global risks report for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

11, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Record warm winter in parts of Europe forces closure of ski slopes
Resorts open hiking trails and lifts for mountain bikes amid unseasonably high temperatures and lack of snow

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

04, Jan, 2023 @5:27 PM

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European New Year’s Eve TV staple Dinner for One to get prequel treatment
Based on a British variety sketch, comedy is traditionally shown at new year across swathes of mainland Europe

Philip Oltermann in Hamburg

30, Dec, 2022 @9:46 AM

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Citizen Nobel review – chemistry prize winner becomes charismatic climate crusader
This affecting documentary follows Swiss biochemist Jacques Dubochet as he turns the sudden fame provided by his Nobel win into a force for change

Peter Bradshaw

12, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Let’s reverse the mad experiment of Brexit | Letters
Letters: Readers on the anti-Brexit mood in the country, the folly of looking to a Swiss-style deal and the need for rational dialogue

24, Nov, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Tuesday briefing: Why European leaders don’t want a ‘Swiss-style’ deal for the UK
In today’s newsletter: Many in Britain now yearn for closer ties to the EU, but what does the European Union want? Our Brussels correspondent explains what the story’s really about

Archie Bland

22, Nov, 2022 @6:54 AM

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The Swiss mountain with a racist name – and the artist fighting to rechristen it
Agassizhorn is an alp in Switzerland named after a notorious scientist. Sasha Huber explains why she flew to the summit by helicopter and rechristened it Rentyhorn – in honour of an enslaved man

Sean O’Hagan

21, Nov, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Computer says there is a 80.58% probability painting is a real Renoir
Swiss company uses algorithm to judge whether contested Portrait de femme (Gabrielle) is genuinely by French artist

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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