is this crap doing on the front page of any news website? I've had it. I'm removing Slashdot from my bookmarks. Goodbye.
The summary and TFA is inaccurate. As this Swissinfo article explains, the Swiss parliament has not yet passed a law providing for a ban. They have passed a motion, which is a request that the government propose a bill that provides for a ban. Parliament must still discuss and vote on that proposed bill, and if it adopts that bill as a law, it will be made subject to a nationwide referendum if 50,000 voters request it.
Same thing here in Switzerland. Where I live, there's a website for securely filling out your tax return (taxme.ch), and everything is pre-filled with the data from last year. You make the necessary changes and print out a single confirmation sheet to sign and mail back.