We’re eating more than 400 grams of cheese a week per person BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss cheese industry benefited in the first five years of free trade with the European Union, a study released 30 October shows. Exports slowed down in 2011 due to the strong Swiss franc, but in the first half of […]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss government will allow winemakers to continue selling 70 cl bottles of wine within the country, but the price per decilitre must be indicated, starting later in 2012, it announced 5 September. The new regulation will help consumers compare prices, but wine producers don’t need to show the per/dl price on […]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Current Swiss regulations governing names of wines and spirits are now covered by the bilateral treaty with the European Union. Amendments to annexes 7 and 8, which list all legal names for products in the two categories, were revised with effect from 4 May. The main change, but it is a significant […]
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Geneva AOC wines can now move back, in 2010, to what many of them traditionally were: wines that resulted from the marriage of grapes from Geneva, Switzerland and the part of France that sits just over the border. The “mixed committee” charged, under the European Union and Switzerland agricultural agreement of […]
Brussels, Belgium (GenevaLunch) – The European Union’s transport commissioner, Antonio Tajani, called for a worldwide blacklist of unsafe airlines, at a press conference in Brussels Tuesday morning 30 June, following the crash of a Yemeni airlines Airbus near the Comoros Islands.