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A Syngenta pesticide produced in Switzerland is implicated in deadly poisonings in India

A Syngenta pesticide produced in Switzerland is implicated in deadly poisonings in India

From July to October 2017, some 800 agricultural workers were poisoned whilst spraying pesticides on cotton fields in the district of Yavatmal. Over 20 of them died. Public Eye reveals that a key product implicated in the affair was Polo, produced by   …»

More than 33,000 people call on the Swiss Federal Council to take steps to curb the exorbitant cost of medicines

More than 33,000 people call on the Swiss Federal Council to take steps to curb the exorbitant cost of medicines

Public Eye submitted to Alain Berset, the Health Minister, a giant packet of medication containing the 33,103 signatures gathered as part of its collective appeal for affordable medicines. The signatories are requesting the Swiss Federal Council to   …»

Corruption in Congo and Ivory Coast: Gunvor in the spotlight

Corruption in Congo and Ivory Coast: Gunvor in the spotlight

Today, a former employee of the Geneva-based trader was sentenced to a suspended 18-month prison sentence for acts of corruption in Congo Brazzaville and Ivory Coast. Bribes of tens of millions of dollars were paid to public officials in order for   …»

Dirty Diesel: Dutch Environment Inspectors Confirm Dodgy Business of Swiss Commodities Traders

Dirty Diesel: Dutch Environment Inspectors Confirm Dodgy Business of Swiss Commodities Traders

Yesterday the Dutch “Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate” (ILT) presented a …»

UNIQLO makes Federer cry

UNIQLO makes Federer cry

Since 2015, 2,000 laid-off Indonesian workers who made clothes for UNIQLO and other companies have been waiting for USD 5.5 million of compensation. That must make Roger Federer – known for his sense of fairness – cry as much as it does us. That’s   …»

Transparency requested in the negotiations between Mercosur and EFTA!

Transparency requested in the negotiations between Mercosur and EFTA!

Today, a new round of negotiation of the free-trade agreement between Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay) and EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) kicks off in Geneva. The undersigned NGOs ask State parties to allow the   …»

Public Eye calls on Swiss Federal Council to use compulsory licensing against exorbitant drug prices

Public Eye calls on Swiss Federal Council to use compulsory licensing against exorbitant drug prices

Problems with access to lifesaving drugs no longer only affect developing and emerging countries. Even the Swiss healthcare system is struggling to cope with the price explosion of new treatments, in particular cancer drugs. But the Federal Council   …»

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