Dalai Lama’s new Salève neighbour asks his help with arms dealer donor

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Jean Musy’s polite open letter, as the director of Radio Zones (93.8FM), asking for help from his new neighbour the Dalai Lama, holds some surprising details, including the information that the land and building that is home to the new Shedrub Choekhor Ling in Monnetier-Mornex, Haute Savoie, was purchased for the centre […]

Luc Ferry, unnamed pedophile, French media create hot whodunit

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – French and French-language Swiss media are caught up in a game of we-know-something-you-don’t over former French minister Luc Ferry’s strong hints on TV at the end of May that a well-known politician and government minister is a pedophile. Swiss media, by law, cannot name the unnamed would-be pedophile and French media are […]

Besancon children safely home after hostage crisis

Besancon, France (GenevaLunch) – The French town of Besancon, near the Swiss border, is breathing more easily early Tuesday after 20 young children and their teacher, taken hostage at 08:30 at their school, returned home safely, with no one injured. A 17-year-old was arrested after holding a small group of the four- to six-year-olds hostage. […]

Apple and honey fair

The 23rd annual fair takes place in Annecy, neighbouring France.

All Saints’ Day flower market

A very French tradition the huge flower market in Annecy begins on 30 October and ends on 1 November.

Unemployment grows in the France-Geneva-Vaud region

Unemployment and population growth in the Haute Savoie-Ain-Geneva-Vaud region France and Lake Geneva region (GenevaLunch) – Although unemployment is growing in the France-Vaud-Geneva region, the most affected areas are the French border departments, says a new study published 5 October by the Cross-border Observatory. According to the report, unemployment in the France-Vaud-Geneva region jumped from […]

Dance festival

Title: Dance festival Location: Annemasse, neighboring France Link out: Click here Description: At the Casino d’Annemasse in neighboring France, a week of concerts, dance and performance arts. Start Date: 2010-05-26 End Date: 2010-06-05

Lecture: Music & social networks

Title: Lecture: Music & social networks Location: Divonne-les-bains Link out: Click here Description: Discover how Danish entrepreneur, Lars Färnström and Museeka, have taken up the challenge to target music to the taste of individual consumers at a fraction of the traditional marketing and distribution costs. Date: 2010-05-11

Record snowfall in neighbouring France

Lyons, France (GenevaLunch) – If it rains in Geneva, it snows in France. The French meteorological service reports snow is still falling in neighbouring France, making this one of the longest snow-seasons in years. Due to the heavy snow yesterday 5 May in the southern Alps, the Arche and Montgenevre Passes had to be closed. […]

Theater, dance in Annecy, free transportation

Title: Performing arts on the other side of the border Location: Geneva and Annecy, France Link out: Click here Description: The City of Annecy and of Geneva provide free transportation for those coming, or going to, France or Geneva, to watch theater or concerts. One last date left this season: 14 May. Date: 2010-05-14