Spain and Germany on Monday announced joint plans to boost private investment to small and medium-sized Spanish businesses to help drive economic recovery and create jobs in the recession-hit country.
Whether teaching English is your calling in life, or you just want an excuse to live the good life in Spain for a while, The Local's guide to teaching English will get you off on the right foot.
Swedish fashion retail giant H&M aims to open 50 stores in India to tap the South Asian nation's growing middle-class market, an Indian government statement said Monday.
Several major German news outlets failed on Monday to secure seats at the trial of a suspected neo-Nazi terrorist. The Association of German Journalists criticized the selection process, saying it undermined the trial's importance.
Swedish engineers are set to lower the first segment of the massive Citybanan train tunnel into the Stockholm bay of Riddarfjärden, in what the transport authority is calling an immensely difficult technological operation.
A transsexual has won a ten-year-long battle to receive a widow's pension after she was repeatedly denied the right to one for not having had any children with her de facto partner.
Paris has been known as a haven for international artists and writers for more than a century. But anyone dreaming of emulating Joyce, Hemingway or Picasso should study this list of tips first, from artists working in Paris right now.
It’s a story that you would not expect to hear about in a time of austerity with the French economy struggling under mounting debt, but one village mayor in the Tarn region has so much money to spend he does not know what to do with it.
Giant Spanish bank Santander on Monday announced the resignation of its chief executive Alfredo Sáenz, who was convicted in 2011 for irregularities in a debt-recovery case.
The roundabout surrounding the Arc de Triomphe, one of the busiest and most famous in Paris, was evacuated on Monday after a bomb scare.
A 91-year-old Swedish woman who is "too old" to be sent to prison told Swedish Enforcement Authorities (Kronofogden) they could take her coffin once she passed away, claiming she had no other possessions to pay off her debts.
German cat owners could be hit with a special bird-kill tax to compensate for the damage their felines inflict on bird populations - if a leading ornithologist has his way.
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta was set to unveil his coalition government's programme on Monday under the watchful gaze of European partners and amid optimism among international investors.
Swedish emergency service operator SOS Alarm should be replaced by a state authority, according to a new proposal presented to Sweden's Defence Minister Karin Enström on Monday.
Making a prank call to emergency services normally ends on a ticking off by authorities but two French sisters can expect a lot more than that. After making around 1,000 hoax calls to Paris firefighters the pair are facing a spell behind bars.
The European Union locked horns Monday with Canada and Norway at the World Trade Organisation over its hotly contested ban on the import and sale of seal products.
Of all things the German government could be short of, tax collectors is not the one most people would expect - yet it is struggling to fill 1,000 specialist jobs after a system overhaul left it responsible for gathering car tax.
Germany on Monday played down criticism by France's ruling Socialists of Chancellor Angela Merkel's insistence on austerity, and said it saw cooperation with Paris as "essential".
The European Union locked horns on Monday with Norway and Canada at the World Trade Organisation over its hotly contested ban on the import and sale of seal products.
Salaries in Switzerland are rising slowly but steadily. Last year they increased by an average 0.8 percent, according to government statistics.
Britain's state-rescued Lloyds bank said on Monday that it has sold its loss-making Spanish retail banking activities to Spain's Banco Sabadell in a deal worth up to €100 million ($131 million).
A new report on the performance of France’s ministries in fighting against racism and discrimination will make unpleasant reading for the Socialist government and in particular the country's Interior Ministry, which came bottom of the table.
Swedes are turning away from file-sharing sites like The Pirate Bay in favour of "safer" illegal streaming sites for new movies and TV shows, with experts claiming that Swedes would pay for content if a better solution was available.
One in four Spaniards between the ages of 11 and 15 has smoked cannabis in the last year, but experts are more concerned by the sharp increase in binge drinking among young people.
An irate teen who flicked a knife at his girlfriend while making breakfast has been handed a one-year probationary sentence and told to attend anger management classes.
A Swedish court has ruled that Västerbotten County must share its blood-donor registry in order for researchers to track down donors whose blood may be linked to a lung condition that can be fatal.
France’s drive to balance the books will see it delete 20,000 posts from its armed forces by 2019, French media reports claimed on Monday. The ground forces are set to bear the brunt of the reductions.
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia, Princess of Asturias, will travel to Amsterdam on Monday to attend the investiture of the Netherlands' Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange.
Germany's top Roman Catholic has called for women to be allowed to become deacons, which would enable them to perform baptisms and marriages outside of mass - a novelty for Catholic women.
Germany's wild apple trees are dying out, with fewer than 6,000 left in the entire country. They are falling victim to industrialized farming and the loss of traditional woodlands.
His ambition was to build an "ethical factory" in Bangladesh's notorious garment industry, but Spanish entrepreneur David Mayor is now a wanted man after his company turned to dust in the Dhaka factory disaster.
France's Foreign Minister has told members of his own Socialist Party not to go looking for a fight with Germany after a party document slammed Chancellor Angeler Merkel for being "selfish". Germany has tried to play down the row.
As many as 20 graves have been destroyed and vandalized in the Muslim section of a cemetery near Paris, in the latest in a lengthening list of Islamophobic incidents in France in recent months.
Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck has called off his 16th Mount Everest expedition after being attacked by a group of sherpas.
Berlin's new BER airport may not be ready for planes, but a British runner flew around the runway on Saturday, winning one of the country's more unusual races - the Airport Run half marathon.
A new study was released on Monday which will be a useful tool to the thousands of tourists set to head to France this summer by car. A French motorists group has created a map of the sneakiest speed cameras in the country.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy reaffirmed on Sunday that his government knows what it is doing and pleaded for patience on the implementation of necessary reforms.
More than a third of former Swedish politicians and politically-appointed civil servants have transitioned into lobbying activities in the last six years, a new investigation has shown, prompting calls for more regulation.
Italy's new government line-up brings together personalities from across the political spectrum, from Silvio Berlusconi's protégé to a crime fighter and a militant feminist from the radical party.
A man died in the canton of Vaud on Sunday as he jumped into the Arnon river to rescue a dog and was swept away.
David Beckham’s brief career at Paris Saint-Germain took an ignominious twist on Sunday when he was sent off in PSG's 1-0 victory at Evian. The match ended in a mass brawl as players from both teams squared up to each other on the pitch.
After a man was shot dead through his kitchen window in Gothenburg this weekend, local police said easier access to weapons has lead to one shooting a week in the western Sweden city.
Three people died and 14 were injured on Sunday when part of an apartment block in the French city of Reims collapsed after a suspected gas blast, just three weeks after a similar tragedy not far away.
Rafael Nadal extended his record number of Barcelona titles to eight as he brushed off a slow start to beat Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday.
The Bavarian Pirate Party may now become known as the sex and drugs party after adopting a range of policies on the two political hot potato issues at their state conference over the weekend.
Consumers worried about climate change should cut down on meat rather than put their efforts into buying local produce, according to a new Swedish study.
Children born in Sweden to foreign-born parents should automatically become Swedish citizens if one of the parents has lived in the country for at least five years, according to the findings of a government inquiry.
German wages should rise to increase domestic demand and stop the export-heavy, low-wage economy drifting away from its partners in the eurozone, the European Commissioner for Employment said.
Political leaders in Sweden and elsewhere could do themselves and women a favour by sticking to the facts when beating the drum for gender equality, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.
In the latest instalment of My German Career, The Local spoke with US-born conductor Scott Lawton about Germany's musical world.