GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Emmanuel Giboulot, who has become a hero in the world of organic wines, was handed a €500 fine by a judge in Dijon, France Monday 7 April,for refusing to spray his wine grapes with a strong insecticide. He was ordered, along with other growers in the Cote d’Or region in Burgundy, to […]
Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The CHF5 you now pay if you’ve rushed onto a Swiss train without buying your ticket in advance will go up to CHF10 on Switzerland’s national day, 1 August. The CFF rail company and public transport authorities have agreed to the increase in order to discourage the growing number of people […]
Bern, Switzerland (NZZ, Ger) – Zurich newspaper NZZ reported Thursday 30 April that the vignette, Switzerland’s autoroute use tax that comes in the form of a windshield sticker, will keep its present form, but fines for those who get on the road without a sticker could double.