Heinz Buschkowsky, the mayor of Berlin’s multicultural Neukölln district, tells Sandra Dassler from Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel why he thinks the German government’s plans to introduce a new “home-care” subsidy for children opting out of day care could have disastrous repercussions.
Germany’s hated GEZ public broadcasting licence fees – required of everyone who owns a television or radio – may be changing soon, daily Handelsblatt reported on Tuesday.
Hans "Hasse" Backe has been named new manager of Notts County, where he will resume his partnership with fellow Swede Sven-Göran Eriksson.
Erik Hamrén, the Swedish coach of reigning Norwegian football league champions Rosenborg said on Tuesday he is in discussions about filling the national team coaching vacancy in his native Sweden.
Golf, art, punk and Francophile-themed gravesites were introduced on Tuesday in Essen as part of a new image campaign called “Long Live the Graveyard!” by the German association of cemetery gardeners (BdF).
Swedish-owned telecoms company Tele2 admitted on Monday it was responsible for staging a meteorite crash near a small village in the Latvian countryside.
Daimler said on Tuesday that its third quarter net profit plunged 74 percent from a year earlier, but the German auto giant stressed that it had managed to negotiate the global crisis in the sector.
Swedish Match posted pre-tax profits of 757 million kronor for the third quarter, slightly below analysts’ expectations for the Swedish tobacco products company.
Police in Sweden have arrested another suspect in the helicopter-aided robbery of a cash depot in the Stockhlm suburb of Västberga last month.
Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic left Sweden on Tuesday after being granted early release from a Swedish prison by the UN war crimes court, prison officials said.
A video clip of a dogged Dutch journalist repeatedly asking Chancellor Angela Merkel how she could trust a man who once allegedly forgot about 100,000-mark political donation to be her new finance minister has become an online sensation in Germany.
A man in his fifties in western Sweden has been indicted on twelve charges of fraud and sex offences after allegedly treating cancer patients with herbs and vegetables and sexually abusing a woman with Parkinson's disease.
Lazy, self-entitled and spoiled. These are just a few of the choice adjectives employed to describe the generation born in the 1980s, the first generation since Hemingway's to be characterised as “lost.” But how accurate is this stereotype and, moreover, are members of the 80s generation really to blame for Sweden's ailing job market, asks The Local's Charlotte Webb.
German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer reported on Tuesday an unexpected and sharp drop in quarterly profit and sales but confirmed its forecast for all of 2009.
As the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, workers at Berlin’s Bernauer Straße memorial are restoring a long-gone watchtower, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Tuesday.
Criticism of the new federal government’s tax cuts grew among Germany's states on Tuesday, with experts saying the missing revenue could break regional budgets.
Sweden should consider joining its Nordic neighbours in forming a five-country federation in order to increase the region’s weight on the international stage, a Swedish historian proposes.
An elderly German couple died along with five other people when a building on the Spanish island of Mallorca collapsed on Monday, authorities reported.
Heidi Krieger was one of East Germany's star athletes, but years of forced doping caused her to opt for a sex change and become an outspoken advocate for the other victims.
A 75-year-old Swedish man has a defender from Preston North End in England’s second division to thank for an improbable 10 million kronor ($1.45 million) gambling win.
Amid discussions by EU foreign ministers about the need for strong leadership, Swedish EU commissioner Margot Wallström has called for the appointment of a woman to serve as EU president.
A Swedish man who used a screwdriver to attack his wife’s lover after she revealed her infidelity on Facebook has been convicted of aggravated assault.