Kebab meat - yes, kebab meat - is the most popular pizza topping in Sweden, according to a new survey which also shows that pizza sales double on New Year's Day.
A woman who returned to her former profession as prostitute and had an affair with her pimp has been forced to return a house given her by her former husband - on the grounds of "gross ingratitude."
Meteorological agency SMHI issued Class 1 weather warnings in several locations around Sweden on Saturday and a number of accidents were reported.
More than three million of Germany's unemployed are long-term cases, new statistics revealed on Saturday. The Federal Employment Agency (BA) describes these as the "hardcore" of those on the dole.
Scandinavian airlines SAS was on the brink of collapse in November, the company's board vice chair Jacob Wallenberg admitted in an interview on Saturday.
For the first time ever, there are likely to be more Greens than Free Democrats in Germany by the end of the year, new estimates predict. The Green party is the only major political party that gained new members in 2012.
Open borders, polygamy, and an end to compulsory schooling are some of the proposals outlined in the controversial new Centre Party programme which has caused rifts in the already troubled party.
Around 5.5 million firearms are legally owned by 1.4 million Germans, according to new Interior Ministry figures released on Friday ahead of the creation of a national gun register on January 1.
Seven police detention centre staff are suspected of criminal conduct after several detainees, including a woman recently convicted for keeping bones in her flat, complained of mistreatment.
Germany will be meteorologically divided on New Year's Eve - while northern Germans might have to carry umbrellas to cover their champagne, southerners will need scarves and gloves to enjoy their firework displays.
Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic Party's candidate for the chancellorship, is under pressure over official payments made to a law firm while he was finance minister. He later gave a speech to the firm for a fee of €15,000.