How to make your own hand sanitiser using “Spiritus” pharmacy alcohol

Corona Virus Zurich Update

This is a post for those who are a little more scientific amongst the Zurich Networking Group and cannot get any hand sanitiser at the local pharmacies or from elsewhere, or who simply have some “Spiritus” ( Pharmacy supplied alcohol rubbing alcohol or surgical spirit as it is known to as well by expats). It … Read more

Switzerland 2020 language test and integration for B and C permit holders

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Contents Background The Switzerland B and C permit language test changes have been awaited and expected. Many of those local in Zurich remember the fallout after the 2014 Federal popular initiative “against mass immigration” result. Then the need to balance the many bilateral EU agreements and the decision of the Swiss public created widespread uncertainty … Read more

Zurich votes on affordable housing initiative

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Contents Zurich and many in Switzerland could learn about affordable housing initiative from their Austrian neighbours in Vienna. They have a history of over 100 years on affordable and social housing. The Viennese have seem to have successfully balanced the needs of social housing, tax its residents and balance commercial construction projects with the minimum … Read more

Zurich`s nuclear risk and your iodide tablets

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Contents Introduction Zurich`s nuclear risks include the Leibstadt nuclear power station which is 45 minutes away from Zurich. It is now back in operation after a recent shutdown due to a technical fault and approval from the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI). Details of the technical fault were not disclosed. The public information release … Read more