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Unia is one of the largest unions in Switzerland with over 200 000 members to its credit. It is a gathering of 14 regions in Switzerland and these regions manage nearly 110 secretariats. The purpose of this organization is to strengthen the rights of employee-e-s and it is committed to a sustainable model of social security. It negotiates working conditions and wages of more than a million people and represents the interests of all workers. Additionally, Unia operates the largest Swiss unemployment fund.


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Des droits de douane sur des produits des technologies de l'information seront eliminés
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Le Conseil fédéral a approuvé le 29 juin 2016 l'expansion du nombre de produits couverts par l'Accord de l'OMC sur le commerce des produits des technologies de l'information. Dès le 1er janvier 2017, les droits de douane seront éliminés sur...

Déclaration concernant les denrées alimentaires fabriquées selon des prescriptions étrangères
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dans le souci de créer la transparence et d'accroître la confiance des consommateurs, le Conseil fédéral a, le 29 juin 2016, introduit une obligation de déclarer plus précise pour les denrées alimentaires fabriquées en Suisse selon des...

Abschaffung von Zöllen für IT-Produkte
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Der Bundesrat hat am 29. Juni 2016 die Ausweitung der Anzahl Produkte genehmigt, die unter das Informationstechnologieabkommen der WTO fallen. Ab dem 1. Januar 2017 werden die Zölle für 201 zusätzliche Produkte abgeschafft. Diese Zollbefreiung...

Deklaration für nach ausländischen Vorschriften hergestellte Lebensmittel
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Der Bundesrat hat am 29. Juni 2016 eine erweiterte Deklarationspflicht für in der Schweiz nach ausländischen technischen Vorschriften hergestellte Lebensmittel eingeführt. Damit soll Transparenz geschaffen und das Vertrauen der Konsumentinnen und...

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30 June This mine is mine!: how minerals fuel conflicts in Africa

This paper studies empirically the impact of mining on conflicts in Africa. Using novel data, we combine geo-referenced information over the 1997-2010 period on the location and characteristics of violent events and mining extraction of 27 minerals. Working with a grid covering all African countries at a spatial resolution of 0.5 0.5 degree, we find a sizeable impact of mining activity on the...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

30 June Guest workers in the underground economy

Guest-worker programs have been providing rapidly growing economies with millions of temporary foreign workers over the last couple of decades. With the duration of stay strictly limited by program rules in most of the host countries and wages paid to guest workers often set at sub-market levels, many of the migrants choose to overstay and seek employment in the underground economy. This paper...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

30 June Resistance to the regulation of common resources in rural Tunisia

We examine the effect of the introduction of uniform water-charging for aquifer management and provide evidence using a survey-based choice experiment of agricultural water users in rural Tunisia. Theoretically, we show that the implementation of the proposed second-best regulation would result both in efficiency gains and in distributional effects in favour of small landholders. Empirically, we...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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