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2014 in Switzerland


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The following lists events that happened during 2014 in Switzerland.





  • February 9 – 50.3% of voters vote in favor of the federal popular initiative "against mass immigration", to re-introduce quotas of immigrants for foreigners.[1]


  • April 6 – Holcim agrees to a merger that would create a firm with a market value of $55 billion with LaFarge of France.[2]


  • May 18 – Voters in Switzerland resoundingly reject a proposed law change that would have given that country the world's highest minimum wage.[3]



  • November 13 – A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor in Switzerland confirms existence of open criminal investigations regarding several people who may have taken part in manipulation of the currency exchange markets; such investigations are also underway in the United States and Britain.[6]
  • November 16 – At least four people are killed in mudslides in southern Switzerland and northern Italy after days of heavy rain.[7]
  • 22–29 November – The 2014 European Curling Championships take place in Champéry.[8]
  • November 30 – 2014 Swiss referendums
    • Voters in Switzerland (74%) reject the proposal to reduce immigration from about 80,000 to 16,000 people a year.[9]
    • By a similar margin Swiss voters rejected a monetary-policy initiative that would have required the central bank to buy gold.[10]


  1. ^ "Switzerland backs immigration quotas by slim margin". 10 February 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ "UPDATE 4-Cement makers Lafarge, Holcim agree merger plan -source". 6 April 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Swiss voters reject minimum wage, fighter jets". 18 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Olympedia – Olympians Who Won a Medal at the European Athletics Championships". Retrieved 4 February 2024.
  5. ^ "11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps". 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Switzerland opens criminal investigation into several individuals in forex case". 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Deadly mudslides engulf homes in Switzerland and Italy". 17 November 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Olympedia – Olympians Who Won a Medal at the European Curling Championships". Retrieved 4 February 2024.
  9. ^ "Ecopop referendum: Swiss reject immigration curbs". 30 November 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Swiss Voters Reject Measure Forcing SNB to Acquire More Gold". 1 December 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
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