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February 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Swiss Ban Foreign Trucks: In a referendum, 52% of the voters approved a proposal to force all truck trailers crossing Switzerland between northern and southern Europe to be shipped by railroad within 10 years. Trucks carrying goods to or from Switzerland and domestic traffic will be exempt.
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February 21, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Swiss Ban Foreign Trucks: In a referendum, 52% of the voters approved a proposal to force all truck trailers crossing Switzerland between northern and southern Europe to be shipped by railroad within 10 years. Trucks carrying goods to or from Switzerland and domestic traffic will be exempt.
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September 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Swiss Approve Tunnel Project: Switzerland approved a $12-billion tunnel project under the Alps in a referendum that will boost goods traffic and the government's hopes of European integration. With nearly all results counted, the vote was 63% to 37% in favor of the New Alpine Rail Axis. The plan involves boring two gigantic tunnels through 50 miles of Alpine granite to provide an environmentally acceptable way of supporting the European Community's heavy goods traffic--by putting it on trains.
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December 8, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are no borders separating the villages of Sierre and Salgesch in western Switzerland, only a few acres of grapevines and a burbling mountain stream called La Raspille. But after Sunday's national referendum, called to decide Switzerland's role in Europe, the cultural wall separating the two Rhone River valley towns, one French-speaking and the other German-speaking, had never seemed so formidable.
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December 7, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters dealt a sharp setback to Switzerland's political and business Establishment Sunday by rejecting a national referendum to join a 19-nation European Economic Area, a move that would have required this Alpine country to abandon some of its traditional isolation and neutrality on global issues.
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December 8, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are no borders separating the villages of Sierre and Salgesch in western Switzerland, only a few acres of grapevines and a burbling mountain stream called La Raspille. But after Sunday's national referendum, called to decide Switzerland's role in Europe, the cultural wall separating the two Rhone River valley towns, one French-speaking and the other German-speaking, had never seemed so formidable.
NEWS
December 7, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters dealt a sharp setback to Switzerland's political and business Establishment Sunday by rejecting a national referendum to join a 19-nation European Economic Area, a move that would have required this Alpine country to abandon some of its traditional isolation and neutrality on global issues.
BUSINESS
September 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Swiss Approve Tunnel Project: Switzerland approved a $12-billion tunnel project under the Alps in a referendum that will boost goods traffic and the government's hopes of European integration. With nearly all results counted, the vote was 63% to 37% in favor of the New Alpine Rail Axis. The plan involves boring two gigantic tunnels through 50 miles of Alpine granite to provide an environmentally acceptable way of supporting the European Community's heavy goods traffic--by putting it on trains.
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