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L´Hebdo - Switzerland | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Switzerland must question its entire existence

After Switzerland has been able to bask in prosperity for years its politicians can now no longer avoid asking themselves some truly important questions, the weekly magazine L'Hebdo writes in view of the turbulence in the country's economy: "Within a year Switzerland has lost two important factors that have ensured its shameless prosperity in the last decade: monetary tranquillity and the confidence that it could recruit the best talents on the European labour market. That's a big loss. ... The smooth-running Swiss economy that filled the state's coffers and kept unemployment to a minimum is experiencing a major earthquake. The party's over, and the politicians will have to give up their tricks and focus on the real problems. Join the Eurozone? Enter the European Union? All these questions they were so keen to avoid are now looking them straight in the eye."

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