Animated films, smart cities and Switzerland’s first diplomat

Here are some of the stories we'll be following the week of September 17: Monday Animated films have experienced a surge in profile since the success of My Life as a Courgette, but Swiss filmmakers still face an uphill struggle to secure financing and distribution deals, as producers at the recent Fantoche animation film festival in Baden told swissinfo.ch. As part of our Eyes on the Multinationals series, we answer a reader's question about the consequences of Nestlé's takeover of Blue Bottle and examine whether the local roaster and coffee chain has "lost its soul" as critics feared. Tuesday Our science reporter travels to Geneva for a ride on the city's e-bus, part of "the first 100% electric large-capacity bus system", and talks to experts about what else Switzerland can do to create smart, highly efficient and sustainable cities. ​​​​​​​ Wednesday We go back 370 years in history, to the peace conference that followed the Thirty Years' ...
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