GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Alain Juppé, mayor of Bordeaux and French foreign minister from 2011 to 2012, has come out strongly against a French Senate pre-project to tax wine in order to develop programmes against alcohol abuse. Juppé spoke up at a press conference 21 May after the national organization of Young Farmers protested Friday against […]
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Problems with a locomotive are behind delays late Tuesday morning and early afternoon on the Geneva airport-St Gallen main train line that runs through Fribourg and Bern. Some of the replacement trains do not have scheduled restaurant cars. Check the CFF rail site for updates.
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Elevators without braille despite tactile footpaths leading to them and charging non-Swiss travelers for wheelchair help on trains leading to the airport are two of the criticisms made by Roberto Castiglioni, editor of web site Reduced Mobility Rights, in his new Kloten accessibility report on Zurich Airport. Overall, his assessment is positive […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Darwin, Lugano-based airline with offices in Geneva, will begin flights 2 September between Cambridge, England and four European continental destinations, the company said Monday 20 May. The airline’s 50 flights a week to and from Cambridge include six a week to and from Geneva and eight a week to and from Milan’s […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The 140th anniversary of the Lake Geneva paddlewheelers saw 8,000 people brave mixed weather in Nyon, with another 1,700 on board the CGN’s five steamboats for a “naval ballet” Sunday 19 May. Photos, ©2013 CGN The 1.5 hour-long display of maneuvers choreographed by First Captain Olivier Cheseaux ended with a flourish, as […]