In referendum, Swiss voters approve tighter gun control

World / Social Issues May 19, 2019

In referendum, Swiss voters approve tighter gun control

Swiss voters agreed Sunday to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed. The projections from the gfs.bern polling outfit saw the measure passing in the binding referendum by ...

World / Politics Apr 10, 2019

In a first, French MPs trigger referendum on privatizing Paris airports

French opposition MPs and senators claimed a victory for democracy Wednesday after using a little-known constitutional article to try to trigger a referendum on the government's controversial plans to privatize Paris' airports. In a rare display of non-partisanship, lawmakers straddling the spectrum from the far ...