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Head of Geneva government touts canton’s capacity for change

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by Malcolm Curtis malcolm-curtis.com François Longchamp, head of the Geneva cantonal government for 2015, sounded a positive note about Geneva’s ability to tackle future challenges at a luncheon speech to the American International Club on Thursday, January 22. In a … Continue reading

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Expat pens seismic novel about Haitian homeland

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local Switzerland|January 14, 2015 Geneva seems an unlikely place for author Dimitry Elias Léger to be writing about his native country of Haiti — but then again maybe not. The more you learn about Léger, 43, the … Continue reading

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Geneva’s top justice official lays down the law

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by Malcolm Curtis malcolm.curtis.com “Foreigners are our most interesting clients,” Geneva’s attorney-general Olivier Jornot told the American International Club in a deadpan comment during a speech at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage on November 21. Jornot explained why this is the case as … Continue reading

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High costs continue to hit Zurich and Geneva

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local Switzerland|March 4, 2014 Zurich and Geneva remain among the ten most expensive cities in the world, according to the results of a comprehensive study released on Tuesday. The two Swiss cities often rank among the most … Continue reading

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Pamela Anderson seeks WTO seal-fur ban

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local, Switzerland|February 14, 2013 Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson is wading into a debate set to kick off in Geneva over Canada’s bid to overturn a European Union ban on seal-fur imports. The World Trade Organization, based in … Continue reading

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Swiss give UN hives on tenth anniversary

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by Malcolm Curtis|The Local, Switzerland|September 11, 2012 Switzerland celebrated ten years of membership in the United Nations on Monday by presenting the organization with an unusual gift at its Geneva headquarters. Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister Didier Burkhalter presented the gift … Continue reading

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Shuttle astronauts touch down for AIC luncheon

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by Malcolm Curtis|American International Club of Geneva E-News No. 4 2012 It’s not everyday you get to rub shoulders with an astronaut, but the American International Club of Geneva’s  July 24 luncheon provided just that opportunity. Not one but all … Continue reading

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