Keep confusing the Danish political parties with their Borgen equivalents? The Local's political party guide separates fact from fiction. This segment: the Social Democrats.
Keep confusing the Danish political parties with their Borgen equivalents? The Local's political party guide separates fact from fiction. This segment: Venstre.
On June 12th 1987 US President Ronald Reagan gave a historic speech at the Berlin Wall in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate, urging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down this wall!”
Isn't it about time English started stealing words from French again? Here's a list of great French words we think it's high time were added to our dictionaries.
The French government has said improving the welcome for tourists should be national priority. Here's some of the ways it plans to do just that, including an instruction for the passport police.
The doctor who diagnosed diphtheria in an unvaccinated boy has spoken about the dangers of a childhood illness that was supposedly wiped out in Spain nearly three decades ago.
Top Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismissed rumours on Friday linking him with a move from his club side Paris Saint-Germain to Italian team AC Milan.
Parents have chained up the doors of a school in southern France after claiming that the glass roof and lack of airconditioning saw temperatures soar to 55C during the day.
Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, voted on Friday in favour of a resolution calling for full marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
Warm weather shone on most of Sweden on Friday, with much of the country also set to enjoy a dry and sunny weekend. But the bikini weather was set to fade by Monday.
The president of the Czech republic has asked the King of Norway to act of behalf of a Czech mother who had her two sons taken into foster care over alleged sexual abuse charges.
Italy's immigration crisis intensified on Friday after a build-up of asylum-seekers at two major train stations resulted in clashes with police, an outcry from the right and fresh calls from Rome for EU help
Hamburg, Munich and Berlin all appeared in the 25 most liveable places on the planet in elite magazine Monocle's 2015 rankings. Berlin shot further up the charts for the second year running.
Italy's busiest airport is cutting back the number of flights to ease passenger congestion after a fire caused widespread damage at one of its terminals, the civil aviation authority said on Friday.
Every fifth Dane is now regularly paying for purchases with their mobile phone, according to a new analysis.
An ill-advised photo of officers from the Spanish Civil Guard posing in front of a statue of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco raised more than a few eyebrows across Spain.
Stockholm and Copenhagen have fallen out of the top five most livable places on the planet in elite magazine Monocle's rankings. But for the first time the Swedish capital has trumped its Nordic rival.
Nordic families love Copenhagen according to a survey released on Friday, but British lifestyle magazine Monocle seems to have ended its love affair with the "expensive" Danish capital.
The prestigious culture magazine, Monocle, has published its most liveable cities list for 2015 - with Vienna coming in second, just beaten to first place by Tokyo.
New mayors will be sworn into office across Spain on Saturday following three weeks of pact-making ushered in with a new era of fractured politics.
Veteran far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday sued the National Front party he founded over his exclusion from the group after a vicious row with his daughter Marine.
Germany's chief prosecutor has dropped a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US intelligence agencies, his office said Friday.
Judges in France have cleared former IMF chief Dominic Strauss-Kahn of all charges on Monday after his pimping trial in Lille.
The OSCE looks set to name an Austrian diplomat to replace Switzerland's Heidi Tagliavini as the security body's representative in peace talks over Ukraine, diplomats and press reports said on Friday.
A ticket inspector may lose his arm after being attacked by a gang with a machete at a train station in the outskirts of Milan.
Sweden is a notoriously expensive place to eat out, and now the nation's restaurants are getting even pricier, new figures from Statistics Sweden suggest.
A 47-year-old man known as “the maskman” was sentenced to life in jail on Friday on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping - despite the case raising serious questions about the integrity of the Brandenburg police.
Police in Upper Austria say they have arrested a serial bank robber, just a few hours after he robbed a bank in Linz’s main square.
Maurizio Sarri has officially been appointed Napoli coach, replacing Spaniard Rafael Benitez who has taken over at Real Madrid, the Serie A club announced.
More than 100 migrants who formed a makeshift camp on a square outside Rome's Tiburtina train station have fled following a police raid.
Spain mourned the death this week of Pedro Zerolo, a politician and activist who was instrumental in the creation of monumental marriage equality laws that helped make Spain a pioneer in gay rights.
An elderly French woman has been told to pack up and leave her home after her landlord decided to sell the house for more than she could afford. Her landlord, by the way, was her son.
Three people in schools in Vienna have been infected with tuberculosis - but Vienna’s Board of Health is refusing to say which schools have been affected, citing data protection.
The federal and cantonal governments are struggling to find ways to combat a disease that is killing ash trees across Switzerland after first surfacing in one part of the country seven years ago.
Lady Gaga has taken home the top prize from the German Holstein Show in Oldenburg, making her the closest thing to a "Miss Germany" in the bovine world.
Whether you've avoided the hype so far or are lapping up every new detail, here are the key facts you just have to know about Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist's rocking royal wedding on Saturday.
The symbolic referendum on independence held November 9th across Catalonia was illegal, ruled Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday.
The prestigious culture magazine, Monocle, has published its most liveable cities list for 2015 - with not one Italian city among the top 40. So how did they get it so wrong?
Swedish farmers have warned of a strawberry shortage at next week's Midsummer celebrations, describing it as a “disaster” for both Swedish people and for strawberry growers.
A 60-year-old man has been charged with identity theft after allegedly parading around the Italian island of Ischia as a priest and hosting mass in private homes.
Muslims throughout the Nordic region can expect new guidelines for coping with a sun that barely sets ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
According to media reports, Chancellor Angela Merkel is drawing up contingency plans in case Greece has to leave the eurozone.
More than 13,000 people turned out in Paris on Thursday for the 27th edition of 'Diner en blanc' ('Dinner in white') -- a pop-up picnic where attendees dress to the nines entirely in white.
A four-year-old boy was lucky to escape death after he fell from a fourth-storey apartment in the canton of Schaffhausen while trying to recover a teddy bear, police said on Friday.
Denmark’s opposition parties have vowed to make it harder for EU citizens to receive benefits in Denmark and say they will back Britain in its EU negotiations if they come out on top in next week’s elections.
A newspaper deliverer, 35, and a man in his 40s have been injured in an explosion in the southern Swedish city of Malmö.
The federal government agreed on Thursday to double the funding it gives to state and local governments for refugee uptake to €1 billion annually.
An educational charity launched by Pope Francis said on Thursday it will no longer accept money from South America's football confederation until allegations of massive corruption in world football are laid to rest.
Tourists bored of the usual beach holiday are seeking out something very different. In the hills of Soria this week, they can be found tending a flock of sheep, sleeping under the stars and hiking through the countryside.
A group of ex-New Zealand internationals performed a "haka" tribute on Thursday at the spot on a French road where former team-mate Jerry Collins was killed in a car crash last week.
The Spanish King stripped his sister Cristina of the title of the Duchess of Palma in the wake of her implication in a scandal that has damaged the reputation of the royal family.
President François Hollande launched an appeal for climate change action this week, in the "interests of the planet and social progress".
In Group B of the women’s World Cup in Canada , a second half Maren Mjelde equaliser grabbed a 1-1 draw for Norway against top ranked Germany in a clash of former champions.
Norway’s anti-immigrant Progress Party has called for a referendum on Norway’s plan to accept 8,000 Syrian UN quota refugees in an apparent attempt to save face after a bruising defeat at the hands of the other parties.
Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who prosecutors allege deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 in March, searched for a deadly cocktail of drugs on the internet, prosecutors in Düsseldorf confirmed on Friday.
In a newly-released video, Bjarke Ingels has unveiled his plans for Two World Trade Center, the latest in a string of high-profile design jobs for the 40-year-old Dane.
UPDATED: Three people - one woman and two men - were taken in for questioning on Friday evening. They were escorted from a house about 300m from the café where Holm works.
A 15-year-old Austrian synchronised swimmer has been seriously injured after being hit by a shuttle bus in the athletes' village at the European Games in Baku. Two of her team mates were also injured.
An astonishing swerving free kick into the corner from Maren Mjelde saved Norway from defeat against top-ranked Germany in a World Cup clash of former champions.
Muslims in the Nordic region can expect new guidelines for coping with a sun that never sets ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, a Swedish Muslim association has said.
Västerbotten is a place in northern Sweden famous for producing the king of Swedish cheese dishes - Västerbottensostpaj. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local.