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Znüni News – Wednesday November 28

The referendums this past Sunday went pretty much according to the government’s wishes with the SVP not getting the votes required for their initiative which called for less ties to other countries; farmers will not be compensated for not “dehorning” their cows but insurance companies will be able to set up surveillance on potential fake claimants. The next referendum date will be February 10. 2019

Meanwhile the city just spent 25 million francs buying up three plots of land in the Industriestrasse (5&7), in order to develop a new vibrant neighborhood.

Construction work continues everywhere including in the old town, where Vögele shoes and Interdiscount are closing whilst the building they are housed in is being renovated. It is unclear whether they will reopen or not.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Living in Luzern organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.