UPDATED: As European on Monday evening found only a partial solution for the relocation of refugees crossing the Mediterranean, Denmark remained largely on the sidelines due to its EU Justice and Home Affairs opt-out.
A new law was put to the French parliament on Monday which aims to shrink the bureaucratic hurdles for foreigners wanting to stay in France.
The Italian Pizza Makers Association says it will take its requests for a European pizza makers license abroad if the Italian government continues to ignore its calls for laws to regulate the pizza making profession.
UPDATED: EU nations have failed to agree on how many of the refugees that have arrived in the Mediterranean this year should be taken in by each member state after months of wrangling.
Inglorious Basterds star Till Schweiger blasted fans who left dozens of anti-immigrant comments on his Facebook page, feeding a feverish national debate on asylum policy Monday.
Jan-Ove Fromreide, a candidate for the Centre Party in Askøy in Hordaland, has resigned from the party’s electoral list after it was discovered that he runs an extreme right-wing Facebook page that has praised Anders Breivik.
Much criticized authorities in the French Riviera have defended their decision to bar the public from a beach during the visit of a Saudi king, telling The Local it was simply a question of security and angrily rejected claims the Saudis had paid for the pleasure of having their own beach.
German private households collectively hold more wealth than ever before, according to a report released by the German Federal Bank on Monday.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has been hospitalised after breaking his arm while filling up at a service station in central France, his aides said on Monday.
Google Streetview has launched a new project which allows people to explore "the world's most dangerous footpath" in southern Spain from the comfort of home.
Police have praised two Munich schoolboys after they stopped to help a group of men found lying unconscious in public on Saturday – while adults walked past without a second glance.
Norway has confirmed that it will contribute €400m a year to boost social and economic equality in Europe in exchange for improved access for Norwegian exports in EU markets, especially fish and seafood.
A Swedish politician working in Turkey has spoken to The Local after she avoided a suspected suicide attack on a cultural centre near the border to Syria which killed several dozens on Monday.
A British comedian on Monday interrupted a press conference by Fifa president Sepp Blatter throwing paper money in front of Blatter just as he was about to speak.
Tobacconists have protested across France as ministers from ten countries gathered in Paris on Monday in a drive to introduce plain cigarette packaging.
Italy sports car giant Ferrari has recalled 2,600 cars globally because of a default in airbags supplied by Japanese company Takata, the company said on Monday.
Germany believes Iran should rethink its stance on Israel as last week's nuclear deal means it must "bear new responsibilities, at home and abroad", Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday during his visit to the Islamic republic.
Almost 12,000 applications for asylum were lodged in Switzerland in the first six months of 2015 with Eritreans accounting for more than half.
The young man installed spy software on his girlfriend’s mobile phone to keep tabs on her while they were apart.
Italy's government plans to list a 40 percent stake in the national post office, Poste Italiane, on the Milan exchange later this year as part of a drive to privatize state-run assests.
Vienna is not the most pleasant place to be in the midst of a sweltering heatwave - especially when your friends and colleagues have headed off to the lake for some ‘sommerfrische’. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside in front of an electric fan, mopping your sweaty brow. Here are the best options for getting out and about but keeping cool.
Fifteen years after its completion, holiday travellers drove traffic on the Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden to new record levels over the weekend.
Bayern Munich coach and Barcelona hero Pep Guardiola will make a symbolic stand for election to the Catalan parliament in a campaign for his native region to be independent from Spain, media reported Monday.
France is set to employ an elite team of wolf hunters to help cull an ever-growing population that's fast spreading across the country.
France's leaders have called on the public to eat as much "Made in France" meat as possible to help save the livelihoods of the country's struggling farmers, who protested on Monday by setting up a blockade around a Normandy town.
A ten-year-old diabetic girl from Syria died on a migrant boat travelling to Italy after one of the human traffickers threw a bag containing her insulin overboard.
Monday’s chilly and grey conditions may set the tone for the remainder of July, as meteorology institute DMI says that summer warmth is nowhere in sight.
Fifteen years since its completion, holiday travellers drove traffic on the Öresund bridge between Sweden and the Danish capital to new record levels over the weekend.
The alleged rape took place on Saturday night at the Malakoff rock festival in Nordfjordeid in western Norway and three men were arrested on Sunday night.
March 22nd is the most common birthday in Sweden – nine months after the Midsummer holiday. Coincidence? Probably not. The Local takes a look at fertility the Swedish way – both Viking and modern methods.
UPDATE: A German court hearing a landmark murder and terrorism trial on Monday rejected a request by three defence lawyers to quit representing the surviving member of a neo-Nazi cell.
FIFA said on Monday that a special election will be held on February 26th to replace president Sepp Blatter.
UPDATED: Cars will be banned from Stockholm city centre for the first time on September 19th as the Swedish capital takes part in a Europe-wide initiative to encourage greener travel.
Lifeguards in southern France are on alert after spotting a shark just metres from the shoreline of a popular beach - the third such sighting in recent days.
A country kitten hitched a ride to the big city by climbing into a car belonging to a Viennese family just before they returned home from a holiday in Carinthia.
The world’s first solar-powered runway show has taken place in Seville, mixing high fashion with a futuristic backdrop.
A pensioner from Lower Austria almost killed his own son when he shot twice at a suspected burglar through a window in the middle of the night.
The French President and his Prime Minister have called for a strong and more harmonized eurozone to help avoid further crisis. It would be led by "a vanguard of countries" and could include a new eurozone parliament.
A Swedish animal expert has told The Local how he was woken up in the early hours of Monday by a phone call from the police after a suspicious snake was captured in Stockholm.
At least 11 people were injured in Bavaria on Saturday night, as a man apparently launched a pepper spray attack at a pool party.
Rome's famous Trevi fountain has been taken over by a colony of rats, who exit from its drains at dusk each day.
Police are investigating the death of a young British tourist visiting Berlin after he died from injuries sustained during a traffic accident last week.
Anti-establishment party Podemos is losing ground against Spain’s two mainstream parties, the latest opinion poll shows.
Two Spanish motorbike riders were involved in a multi-bike crash during the MotoAmerica superbike race in Laguna Seca, central California, on Sunday.
Switzerland’s biggest retailer, Coop, is testing out personalized pricing in its online store, offering some customers higher reductions than others on the same products.
A Norwegian soprano was declared the female winner on Sunday of singing competition Operalia, established by opera star Plácido Domingo to foster young talent.
A British tourist weighing 120 kilograms had to be taken down from the Giotto bell tower in Florence by firemen on Saturday, after suddenly feeling ill after reaching the top.
According to Spanish media, two Danish men have been arrested in Mallorca after allegedly drugging and raping a Spanish dancer.
The French capital's beach festival "Paris Plages" opens on Monday and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. We've scoured the programme and found the top ten activities on offer.
UDATED: Four Italians working for a construction company have been kidnapped in conflict-torn Libya, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Eastern Europeans are increasingly make Denmark their permanent home, figures from the government-run job market database Jobindsats have shown.
Spain is preparing for its third heatwave of the summer as 18 provinces are put on alert for high temperatures by the country's meteorological agency.
There were no dark clouds over Montreux’s annual Jazz Festival this year, which was played out under sunny skies in front of appreciative lakeside audiences.
French authorities have allowed an elevator to be installed on a public beach in the south of France to allow Saudi royals to get down to the sand more easily as locals continue to protest the fact they will be barred from the beauty spot.
Having moved to Austria ten years ago for love, Andreas Tattersall’s transition into his new life was difficult at first. The native Englishman felt isolated in the cultural hub of Vienna as he only knew one other person - the woman he moved for. He spoke to The Local about how significant the presence of an expat group has been in his life.
Italy’s premier Matteo Renzi has pledged to cut taxes over the next three years, including the unpopular tax on primary residences, in what he says is a “pact with Italians”.
The Sky cycling team has been given police protection after unsavoury incidents in recent days saw urine thrown at yellow jersey holder Chris Froome and another member of the team saying he was punched.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended her treatment of a crying teenage Palestinian refugee following a storm of protest on social media.
Bernd Lucke, who had quit the anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) he led over what he described as the group's increasingly xenophobic views, on Sunday founded a new eurosceptic party.
Sweden's successful sporting summer continued over the weekend with homegrown talent Johanna Larsson winning the country's biggest tennis tournament, the Swedish Open, for the first time.
Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel flew to Iran Sunday, becoming the first top Western official to visit the country since world powers and Tehran reached a historic nuclear deal.
Closer coordination is needed between Swedish authorities working to combat terrorism in the Nordic nation, says Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman.
Italy's stifling heatwave is set to continue into next week, keeping temperatures in the high thirties.
Scottish artist Rosie McClune, 33, tells The Local about how her Gothenburg-based venture MusicMakes is trying to bring more live gigs to Sweden's music scene.