Swiss voters back ‘Netflix’ law and boost to Frontex funding
22 May 2022 | 12:15 pm
Streaming platforms, such as Amazon Prime and Disney+, will now have to contribute money to Swiss cinema. Voters also backed switching to an opt-out system to organ donations.
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