Firms training dropouts to fill labour gap
Germany

Firms training dropouts to fill labour gap

German companies, struggling to find enough apprentices, are providing professional training to over-50's and school dropouts to fill their growing personnel gaps, a newspaper report said on Sunday.

Six out of seven shops sell mouldy strawberries
Germany

Six out of seven shops sell mouldy strawberries

Supermarkets and discount chains apparently often sell strawberries that are rotten and moldy and shouldn’t be legally sold, the consumer magazine report “Market” from the NDR public television station reports.

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Sweden

Drop in polls ‘reverse Juholt effect’: Moderates

Sweden’s voters continue to flock towards the left wing opposition, leaving the governing Moderate Party with a shrinking electoral support now below 29 percent, a recent poll showed.

Löw: I’m favouring the Bavarians
Germany

Löw: I’m favouring the Bavarians

German national football coach Joachim Löw said Sunday he will rely more on Bayern Munich players than those from champions Dortmund for Euro 2012 - because the Bavarians have more international experience.

Scania appoints Lundstedt as new CEO
Sweden

Scania appoints Lundstedt as new CEO

Swedish heavy-truck maker Scania has appointed Martin Lundstedt as new president and chief executive officer to replace Leif Östling on September 1st, the company said Saturday.

VW to focus on China, heavy vehicles
Germany

VW to focus on China, heavy vehicles

Volkswagen, Europe's leading automotive group, announced on Saturday a shake-up to increase its focus on the Chinese market and strengthen its heavy truck and bus sector.

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Sweden

Stockholm sees coldest June day in 84 years

Stockholm broke an 84-year-old cold record on Saturday, as the capital's temperature only reached 6 degrees Celsius, the lowest June maximum daily temperature the city has seen since 1928.

Germany ‘aided Israel’s nuclear ambitions’
Germany

Germany ‘aided Israel’s nuclear ambitions’

The Israeli government has outfitted three submarines built by a German shipyard and largely paid for by German taxpayers with cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads, a news report published on Sunday revealed.

DNA new ‘protection’ against copper thieves
Sweden

DNA new ‘protection’ against copper thieves

A new method for reducing thefts of copper from Swedish railways is being tested, as twenty kilometres of rails in southern Sweden have been marked with smart DNA, making it possible to trace both the stolen copper and the thief.

Socialist Left party finally elects leadership
Germany

Socialist Left party finally elects leadership

After an extremely contentious day in which leading German Left party politicians said the socialist party risks destroying itself, the rank and file finally chose a new leadership on Saturday.

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Sweden

Skåne County to offer fertility tests for all

In future Malmö hopes to offer all young couples help to find out how good their chances are of conceiving, thus hopefully avoiding involuntary childlessness later in life.